Philadelphia Eagles fans still bitter over Vince Young’s ill-timed offseason boasts might be cringing at Michael Vick’s latest statement.
During last offseason Young, the team’s backup quarterback, declared the Eagles a “Dream Team,” but the team promptly fluttered to an 8-8 finish and a seat at home for the playoffs. Now, Vick has again spoken up to boast about the team, saying it is the best team he has ever played on, the USA Today reported.
“We’ve just got talent stacked all over the place, so that’s one of the main reasons why we feel like we got a good chance at it,” Vick told Philadelphia sports talk radio station 97.5 The Fanatic. “Chances like this—teams that are built this way don’t come around too often—and you’ve gotta feel blessed that you’re in a position to play with a team with so much talent. So I just wanna take advantage of it.”
After posting his best statistical season in 2010—with a 100.2 QB rating and 21 touchdowns and only six interceptions—Vick signed a $100 million contract extension but saw his performance sink along with the team’s in 2011. His rating dropped to 84.9 percent and he threw 14 interceptions to go along with his 18 touchdowns.
The Eagles did finish the season on a high note, winning its last four games. Vick said he believes this year’s team is superior to the 2011 squad.
“We just feel like we’re in a position to accomplish a lot,” Vick told 97.5 The Fanatic. “That’s what we wanna do. And I think if you don’t shoot for the stars, then what are you in it for? And I think if that’s everybody’s mindset, then you feel like you can accomplish it and start believing that you can do it.”