Report: Eagles no longer shopping Vick
Michael Vick is no longer on the market.
With the Philadelphia Eagles shopping Donovan McNabb – from the outside it would appear the team has reached the point of no return with its longtime quarterback – it’s no longer shopping Vick, according to Sal Paolantonio of ESPN.
It makes sense. If (or when) Philadelphia moves McNabb, it will be down to two quarterbacks on the roster – future starter Kevin Kolb and Vick. Shipping off Vick, for not much in return, would put the Eagles in a position where they would be heading into a season with an inexperienced starter and no other quarterback with prior experience on the team.
Plus, the Eagles forked over a $1.5 million roster bonus for Vick at the beginning of the month. That’s a hefty price to pay if all Vick can be turned into is a late-round pick. It stands to reason they’d like to get return on that investment, with Vick serving as a No. 2 to Kolb.
Of course, all the Eagles have to do now is deal McNabb, and that is proving to be difficult after weeks of quiet backroom negotiating spilled public, very public.
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