Michael Vick Not Looking At Week 17 Start As ‘Audition’
Michael Vick found his way to the bench for the Philadelphia Eagles after he suffered a concussion, but the inconsistent play of rookie Nick Foles and the rookie’s subsequent injury has opened the door for Vick to take back the starting role.
Vick isn’t looking at it as an audition though.
“I’m not going out to audition for a job,” Vick told USA Today. “I’m going out to try and win. My play and what I’ve done for this league and the accolades that I have speak for themselves. The thing I want to do is improve. Whatever happens next year happen.”
Foles broke his throwing hand in the second quarter of a 27-20 loss to the Washington Redskins on Sunday, leaving Vick the likely starter in the team’s season finale against the Giants.
“I’m excited about it,” Vick said. “I love the game of football. I love playing football. Regardless of our record, I’m excited to be out there. “I’m just grateful to have the opportunity to play again. I plan on taking advantage of it.”
Before he suffered a concussion, Vick struggled with turnovers and inconsistency. In his fourth season with the Eagles and second since signing a $100 million contract extension, Vick completed 58.5 percent of his passes for 2,165 yards with 11 touchdowns and nine interceptions.
Despite the shaky performance and his tenuous status with the Eagles, Vick said doesn’t look at Sunday’s game as if he were fighting for his career, ESPN reported.
“I’m not going out to audition for a job. I’m going out to try and win,” Michael Vick said. “My play and what I’ve done for this league and the accolades that I have speak for themselves. The thing I want to do is improve. Whatever happens next year happens. I’m just going to be a guy who, wherever I’m at, I’m going to make the team better.”