A source reported by the Philadelphia Inquirer to be “familiar with Vick’s thinking” revealed Friday that the quarterback will not restructure his massive contract for 2013.
Vick, who is due a $16 million bonus this offseason, has carried his struggles of 2011 through 2012. He was among the league leaders in turnovers, and lead the Eagles to three multi-turnover games through the first four games. These factors, as well as the reality that he can’t “get it done,” Vick is likely to play his last game in Philly. He will be owed $3 million on February 6th, so the Eagles will have to release him by that date. This will give him a head start over other free agent signal callers.
The 32-year old was reflected on his time in Philly during his media session this week. He proceeded to thank the organization for “all they’ve done,” and simultaneously dropped inklings that he wouldn’t be back next season. Vick would likely come back in an open competition with phenom Nick Foles, and if Vick is cut, Foles is in the driver seat for 2013.
The week 17 matchup holds the gold for the 2012 Giants, and they have the hype behind them. However, this will be Vick’s -and Reid’s- swan song in Philly. The two have been through highs and lows, twists and turns, hills and valleys during a roller-coaster three years. Three years: my how time passes.
From the first minute to the last, Vick has been one of the most polarizing players in Eagles history. Here’s to a win Sunday: for the parting duo to kill the Giants one last time, and receive the ovation they deserve for their magnificent time in the midnight green.