|Reports conflicted on Michael Vick's status with Eagles|
by Aaron Wilson of Scout.com, February 5, 2013 at 8:22 pm ET
Michael Vick Profile
It's unclear what the Philadelphia Eagles plan to do with Michael Vick for the 2013 season at this time.
On one hand, ESPN's John Clayton told a Seattle radio station that the Eagles were prepared to release Vick before Wednesday so they would be off the hook for $3 million they would then owe the quarterback.
On the other hand, Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio, citing sources, said that the organization isn't concerned over the $3 million guaranteed of his $15.5 million base salary for the upcoming season. The reasoning is that if he signs elsewhere, the organization will get a "dollar-for-dollar credit based on what Vick earns," writes Florio.
Though Vick has the speed desired in the spread option that coach Chip Kelly's bringing to Philadelphia, he doesn't have any experience running that kind of offense. In college, he ran Frank Beamer's pro-style at Virginia Tech and has been in offenses overseen by Dan Reeves and Bobby Petrino (briefly) in Atlanta, and Andy Reid in Philadelphia.
Neither NFL stop ran option concepts.
If Vick sticks around in Philadelphia and learns the read option, he could be a dangerous threat. Though in the past, he's been prone to taking too many hits as a runner, and that's coming out of traditional sets. The likelihood of taking a greater number of hits would probably increase in Kelly's offense.