Michael Vick anxious to return to Atlanta as Eagles' starter

Michael Vick is already geeked for his return to Atlanta on Sunday night when the Philadelphia Eagles will face the Falcons at the Georgia Dome.

It’s not his first return to the city he used to star in. He threw a touchdown pass and ran in for another score in 2009 when the Eagles visited there. He was the backup to Donovan McNabb then. Now, he’s the Eagles starter and he’s got a second $100 million contract.

I thought about it this morning when I woke up," Vick said Monday morning, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. “I’m excited to play in the dome, just to be in that environment playing against a team that I once played for.

“It's going to be fun.”

Vick validated the big contract with a strong season-opening performance at St. Louis on Sunday, and the Eagles will be a contender in the NFC in the eyes of a lot of folks. It’s a big early-season game and the Falcons will be hungry after being throttled 30-12 at Soldier Field by the Chicago Bears.

“This time, I think it’s going to be exciting,” Vick said. “It was mixed emotion last time.

“I know I still have fans there, so it might be some cheers, it might be some boos, but as long as the Eagles fans cheer when we score, that’s all I care about.”

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