McNabb: Vick 'definitely deserves' chance to start

From the Philadelphia Inquirer:

MIAMI - Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb said during a South Beach appearance on ESPN's SportsCenterlast night that he hopes teammate Michael Vick gets a chance to play elsewhere next season.

"I don't know what particular team," McNabb said. "I just hope he has an opportunity to be a starter for another team. I think he definitely deserves that, and he has done a great job of getting himself together and preparing himself for this opportunity. And I think he is going to flourish in it."

The Eagles have a $1.25 million option on Vick's 2010 contract. If they do not exercise that option by March 5, Vick will be an unrestricted free agent. The Eagles would no doubt love to trade the 29-year-old Vick for a draft pick, but it remains to be seen if they can find a suitor.

McNabb also reiterated that he plans to be back with the Eagles next season.

"Green and white" was his answer to a question about where he would be in 2010, and he didn't mean the New York Jets. "This was a year where we continued to improve and take another step. We have a lot of talent around us and . . . hopefully, we'll find ourselves in this [Super Bowl] game next year."


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