With former University of Oregon head coach Chip Kelly now running the Eagles, Philadelphia’s suits on Monday inked quarterback Michael Vick to a three-year contract that will void next March 15 and could be worth $10 million for 2013.
The 6-foot, 215 pound Vick, who has thrown 123 touchdowns, against 82 interceptions, for 20,274 yards since the Atlanta Falcons chose him with the first pick out of Virginia Tech in the 2001 NFL Draft, was slated to earn $15.5 million in the third season of a six-year, $100 million deal.
Vick, the winner of the 2010 NFL Comeback Player of the Year award who was shelved in favor of the immortal Nick Foles after being concussed in November, tossed 12 scores, in contrast to 10 picks, for 2,362 yards over 10 games and struggled with the Eagles (4-12) last season.
The 49-year-old Kelly, the 2010 Associated Press Coach of the Year, operated an unpredictable and rapid no-huddle offense while running the Ducks in Eugene.
Kelly detests sacks and the 32-year-old Vick, who is the all-time NFL leading rusher for signal-callers with 5,551 yards and 34 scores, has been forced to perform behind a depleted offensive line that couldn’t block Clay Aiken.
Hence, Bad Newz Kennels’ mastermind has hit the gridiron frequently of late.
Michael Vick, a four-time Pro Bowl selection who missed winning the MVP race by a pubic hair two years ago, and Chip Kelly will become an effective tandem and ultimately restore a winning atmosphere in the “City of Brotherly Love.”by