The Philadelphia Eagles win the Michael Vick distraction sweepstakes.
Every one deserves a second chance in life it it appears that the NFL has provided one to Michael “dog fighting” Vick. The former Atlanta Falcon QB has signed with the Philadelphia Eagles for a reported two year contract, the first year of the deal is only for a reported $1.6 million. Most people wish they are provided such second chances.
A long with that contract comes the distraction and most likely backlash and protests from PETA for Vick’s past involvement with dog fighting and cruelty to animal. However, more so than that comes the acceptance of the Philly fans, who as everyone knows are tough to win over. Let’s hope for Vick’s sake he does a better job than Santa Claus. Then there are the away games where in every city there will be protests and fans in the stands holding up Milk Bone dog biscuit boxes with Vick’s likeness on it. However, the real issue is how will most fans look at Vick and his actions after he has served prison time for dog fighting?
The other more pressing question as it pertains to the football operations of the Eagles is why take a flyer on Vick when you already have McNabb and just drafted back up Kevin Kolb. Are we really supposed to believe that Vick is competing for a starting QB role? Hardly. What about back up? Many of suspected that Vick will be used in a “wildcat” type offense. You mean to tell me that Philly is willing to go through all the headaches with Vick and the baggage he carries for 5 plays a game from a QB who has not played in two years? Strange at best. It is hard to believe that Vick will be a QB in Philly, a change of position will be in his future.
Exit Question: Will Philadelphia change it’s name to the Beagles to make Vick feel more comfortable and at home?