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Eagles could keep Michael Vick

Philly.com's Jeff McLane offers an argument on why the Eagles could keep Michael Vick for the 2013 season.

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Ever since the Philadelphia Eagles' 2012 season spiraled out of control, it's seemingly been a foregone conclusion that neither head coach Andy Reid nor starting quarterback Michael Vick will return for the 2013 season.

While Reid will almost certainly be fired this week, it's still possible that the Eagles could choose to retain Vick, even despite his lofty cap number for the '13 season.

According to Philly.com's Jeff McLane, keeping Vick could make sense for the Eagles, though it would be a bit of gamble:

Why would the Eagles want to keep Vick?

For one, Nick Foles is still an unknown. The rookie started six games, made some improvement, and showed that he was capable of competing. But he also displayed some bad tendencies during his 1-5 span as the starter.

McLane concedes that financially, it doesn't make a ton of sense to keep Vick, but offers counterpoints on why it's still a good football move to keep the talented quarterback around.

Appearing in just nine games this year, Vick has thrown for 2,165 yards with 11 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Vick has completed just 58.5 percent of his passes this season -- his lowest figure since becoming Philadelphia's starting quarterback in 2010.

Be sure to check out McLane's entire story at Philly.com on why it makes sense to retain Vick.


Passing Rushing Sacks
G Rating Comp Att Pct Yds Y/G Y/A TD INT Rush Yds Y/G Avg TD Sack YdsL
2012 - Michael Vick 9 79.2 185 316 58.5 2165 240.6 6.9 11 9 57 307 34.1 5.4 1 27 149