Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick still interested in staying with the team in 2014
Vick said that he was still willing to play another season in 2014 with the Eagles as their starting quarterback but this time said he would prefer to be a backup rather than a starter and wanted Nick Foles to replace the starting position. In case there are no better offers for Vick to pursue when his contract expires, he will remain with the team as it is the best he has right now.
Foles received the starting job after Vick sustained a hamstring injury in October and was sidelined. During the season, he racked up five touchdowns, 306 rushing yards and a total of 1,215 yards. Injuries have been a recurring problem for Vick, who has been limited from time to time after getting one injury or the other. The last time he played a whole season was back in 2009 so it speaks a lot that he is getting repeatedly injured and could use a break from the starting position to recuperate and would return stronger.
Vick said that he was not worried about the repeat injuries he had sustained as he still had his talent sharp and could play the game.
"I don't worry about it. My skill set is still there, my arm is still there, my legs are still there, I'm still a playmaker, that's evident. I think at some point, I'll be playing somewhere.”
During the course of a total of 13 games, Foles had a total of 2,891 yards, two interceptions and a total of 27 touchdowns. He is in his second year in the league and with the Eagles and is a major reason that they managed to make it to the NFC East title.
Vick hinted that he would come back to the Eagles to play the next season but for now was focused on the present and the games to play.
"It all depends what happens, where I'm at in my career. Never rule it out,” Vick said. “But I'm not thinking of that right now. I'm not thinking about the future. I'm just thinking about doing whatever I can to help this team win a Super Bowl."