Report: Eagles want Vick back, haven't discussed new deal

Posted Nov. 12, 2010 @ 12:17 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Eagles have shown interest in keeping QB Michael Vick past this season but have not yet discussed a contract extension with their quarterback.

Vick is currently in the final year of his two-year deal, and would become a highly sought-after free agent if he doesn't re-sign with Philadelphia.

The Eagles plan to meet in the next few weeks to discuss the team's personnel decisions moving forward, according to the Inquirer.

Vick told the paper that the Eagles' loyalty following his off-the-field troubles will figure into his decision.

"I think so," he said. "When nobody else wanted me, they did. I definitely have to take that into consideration when it's time to make a decision on something."

Philadelphia typically uses November as a time to re-sign current players, but the team could be hesitant this season with the Collective Bargaining Agreement still unsettled.

Vick is having one of the best seasons of his career. The 30-year-old has completed 76-of-125 passes for 1,017 yards and seven touchdowns in five games. He has yet to throw an interception and leads the NFL with a 105.3 passer rating.

The way we see it

The Eagles have a 5-3 record in the post-Donovan McNabb era and have been successful with their current group of players. Vick has proven to be a part of that core group for Philadelphia and is playing himself into the team's long-term plans.

If he does re-sign, the big question for the team is — what will it do with QB Kevin Kolb? Head coach Andy Reid has always favored having two good quarterbacks, but Kolb has been waiting for a long time and may want the chance to start.

With promising rookie QB Mike Kafka also on the roster, Kolb could be valuable trade bait.