At $16 million a season, Michael Vick currently makes upper echelon quarterback money. But with his sub-par on the field production, Vick may not warrant that high a salary anymore. Many were expecting the Eagles to ask Vick to take a pay cut this off-season. Now it appears they may just release him completely.
ESPN’s John Clayton had this to say while appearing on Mike and Mike in the Morning earlier.
“It doesn’t sound like they’re going to try to renegoiate his contract and if that’s going to be the case he’ll be released,” said Clayton.
”Now that doesn’t close the door for him trying to re-sign, but there’s no way they’re going to guarantee him $45.5 million over the next three years. They still have a few days to reach out, but you kind of get the idea that the fact that Chip Kelly is still not in the position to make the decision on Michael Vick. He’s sorting out the defensive coordinator position. He’s sorting out a lot of different things in his coaching staff, and the big decision he’s going to have to make is what he’s going to do at quarterback. It just doesn’t seem there’s enough time right now for him to be able to keep Vick under the current contract. So come later this week on Friday it looks like he’ll be released, available to everyone else, including the Philadelphia Eagles.”
At the high price of his current deal, a move on Vick was almost a foregone conclusion. We’ll have to see if Vick decides to re-sign with the Eagles when he is released.
In a league where quarterbacks are always at a premium, he will most certainly have options.