Michael Vick’s days with the Philadelphia Eagles seem to be numbered. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Eagles QB is on his way out if he can't lead the team to the playoffs.
Vick is scheduled to make $16 million in 2013, with $3 million of that becoming fully guaranteed three days after the Super Bowl (February 6). Should the Eagles get rid of Vick prior to that date, the team would be off the hook and would have no financial obligation to the quarterback.
Despite a 3-2 record, Vick has struggled mightily in 2012, already recording a staggering 11 turnovers while completing just 58.4% of his passes. In addition, Vick has already been sacked 14 times through five games, which is tied for sixth-most in NFL.
But Vick isn’t the only guy who could see his days in Philadelphia numbered. Eagles owner Jeffery Lurie made it clear in recent months that head coach Andy Reid will be gone as well he can’t guide the team to the postseason.
With an upcoming schedule that includes dates against the Falcons, Saints,Cowboys (twice), Redskins (twice) and Giants, the Eagles are going to need to clean up the turnover problem in a hurry if they have any hopes of playing in late January.
Vick was the toast of the town just two years ago when he took the starting job from Kevin Kolb and guided Philadelphia to the postseason. But since that time, the quarterback has gone just 10-8 with 24 touchdown passes and 29 turnovers.