According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Michael Vick could be playing his final stretch of games as a Philadelphia Eagle. Schefter, citing league sources, says that the Eagles will likely part ways with Vick if they do not make it to the playoffs this season.
Before last season, Vick was given a 6-year $100 million contract after parting ways with former 2nd round pick Kevin Kolb. Contrary to initial concern, only $30 Million of that contract was guaranteed, and that money pays him through this season. According to Schefter, if the Eagles were to part ways with Vick prior to the Feb. 6th, 2013 deadline, they will not owe him a single penny. After that deadline, $3 million of the $16 million salary for the 2013 season becomes guaranteed.
Prior to this season, Eagles head coach Andy Reid was publicly given a similar ultimatum by team owner Jeffery Laurie.
The writing on the wall is clear, if this current regime doesn’t improve significantly this season, this current era of Eagles football will be coming to an end.