For the entire 2012 season, we’ve thought that February 6, 2013—three days after the Super Bowl—was the do-or-die deadline for the Philadelphia Eagles to make a decision on whether Mike Vick would stay or go. It now appears as if that is not the case. The team has a bit more wiggle room.
It was previously thought that if Vick remained on the roster on February 6 the Birds were on the hook for paying the quarterback $3 million. However, according to Tim McManus of Birds 24/7,
There is a provision in the contract that puts the Eagles on the hook for the $3 million only if he does not make that amount next season with another team. Vick will almost certainly find work next season and for at least $3 million, making the “deadline” pretty irrelevant.
This means that the Eagles and head coach Chip Kelly are in no rush to make a decision on Vick. Which means that there is even more time to wonder just what Kelly seeks in his starting quarterback for the 2013 season.
After meeting with Ke...