Michael Vick should stay with the Philadelphia Eagles, and the decision should be a “no-brainer” for the team, wide receiver DeSean Jackson said.
After a 4-12 finish in which an injured Michael Vick was replaced by rookie Nick Foles, Vick’s future with the Eagles is uncertain. Adding to that uncertainty is the addition of new head coach Chip Kelly from Oregon and the fact that with Foles not playing effectively, the Eagles have no solid options outside of the draft or free agency.
“For sure I can see it. Now that Chip Kelly is our offensive coordinator, I mean our head coach, Michael Vick I think it’s a no-brainer to keep him here,” Jackson said Friday in an interview with the NFL Network. “It fits his playing style and what he’s done perfect.”
Vick’s departure from the Eagles could be coming regardless of what the team or Chip Kelly wants. It was reported in December that he was unwilling to restructure his contract, which would pay him $15.5 million in base salary next season.
The Eagles can release Michael Vick by February 6 and not have to pay him the guaranteed $3 million in the contract, ESPN reported.Chip Kelly had been noncommittal on the state of the Eagles quarterback when he first came on, saying that he was not ready to pick between Foles and Vick. Observers have noted that Vick would be a good fit in the fast-paced style that Kelly employed while at Oregon.Should Michael Vick hit the open market, he could be one of the most attractive options in a free agent pool otherwise light on quaterbacks.