Some expect Michael Vick to play his final game for the Philadelphia Eagles against the New York Giants on Sunday, but there is a chance the quarterback could return to the team in 2013, via Philly.com's Jeff McLane. After all, Vick is under contract through 2015.
However, he's slated to earn $15.5 million next year if he remains with the Eagles. Given that lofty sum, the Eagles may seek to restructure Vick's contract, at least for 2013, but the feeling will not be mutual, according to Jeff McLane.
Would Vick be willing to renegotiate his contract? He declined to speculate on such a premise earlier this week, but an NFL source familiar with the quarterback's thinking said that Vick would not restructure his deal.
The Eagles have a decision to make on Vick by Feb. 6. If they release him before that date they will be off the hook for a guaranteed $3 million that kicks in three days after the Super Bowl.
Michael Vick isn't opposed to returning to the team despite how the past two seasons have gone. But he doesn't view himself as anything but a starting quarterback and therefore expects to be paid as such.
So, if the quarterback remains unwilling to restructure his contract, Sunday may very well be the end of the Vick era in Philadelphia. Will Nick Foles become the team's new starting quarterback, or will the Eagles use the offseason to find a new one?