For this entire season Michael Vick will only be as good as his last play. The unfortunate but undeniable reason for this is Vick’s last play every game actually could be his last play.
Vick just hasn’t been able to stay on the field. Since taking the starting job from Kevin Kolb early in the 2010 season Vick has missed 13 starts with the Eagles because of injury.
Last year he missed five games because of a concussion. But his susceptibility to injury just didn’t start when the 33-year-old hit the NFL tender age of 30. He played in all 16 regular-season games only once in his 10 years in the league.
So although Vick won the Eagles’ starting quarterback job in training camp how long he keeps the job and continues taking snaps depends mostly on his ability to stay on the field. Realistically he shouldn’t be benched for performance because he is simply going to put up good numbers in Chip Kelly’s quarterback-friendly offense.
That is why — beginning tonight in the sea...