Eagles not likely to pick up Vick option next season

Philadelphia Daily New - [Full Article]

It's still too early to tell where this whole thing with Michael Vick and the spread-option offense (aka Wildcat) is going to go.

One place I can tell you with absolute certainty that it's not going to go, though, is into next season. Well, the offense might stick around, but Vick's not going to be here.

From the beginning, the unwritten understanding between the Eagles and the prodigal quarterback was that this was a 1-year-and-done marriage.

Yes, the team does have an option to keep Vick for a second season at the hefty price of $5.6 million. But unless something drastic happens, like, say, both Donovan Mcnabb and Kevin Kolb get abducted by aliens, they have no intention of exercising that option. And that's the way Vick wants it.

Vick is here strictly to refurbish his image and serve as Andy Reid's Wildcat toy for a season. Nothing more, nothing less. If he doesn't do anything stupid off the field, and completes a few passes and runs for a few yards on it, he should be marketable enough after the season to draw a second-round asking price in a league that currently has just 20 quarterbacks with a passer rating above 80.0.

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Filed Under: 2010, Preseason

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