At this point, it appears the only way quarterback Michael
Vick will remain with the Philadelphia Eagles beyond this season is if he
agrees to restructure his contract, something the veteran is not willing to do,
according to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Would Vick be willing to renegotiate his contract? He
declined to speculate on such a premise earlier this week, but an NFL source
familiar with the quarterback’s thinking said that Vick would not restructure
Vick is currently under contract with the Eagles through
2015. He’s set to receive $15.5 million in base salary next season, but
Philadelphia is unlikely to retain him at that price given the presence of Nick
Foles and the pending coaching change.
If Vick isn’t willing to restructure his deal, it’s unlikely
that he’ll return with the Eagles next season. The 32-year-old has said that he
believes he can still be a starting quarterback in the NFL. Given the lack of
alternative free agent options set to hit the open market, Vick may well decide
to forego a restructuring and test his luck as a free agent.
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