Michael Vick remains a quarterback that wants to be back under center somewhere in 2010, but as of now, he is still property of the Eagles, who likely will pick up his $1.5 million dollar roster bonus. With that though, Vick has stated who he would like to play for in 2010 – the Panthers of Carolina:
The Philadelphia Eagles will reportedly pick up a $1.5 million roster bonus that is due to quarterback Michael Vick. That doesn’t necessarily mean he will have wings on the sides of his helmet this season. There remains a good chance the Eagles will shop at least one of their quarterbacks and if Vick is the one, and he has a choice, he’s got one team in mind. No, it’s not the St. Louis Rams, who have been prominently mentioned as a possible destination and certainly have a need for a quarterback.
How about another NFC team with its own uncertain quarterback situation – the Carolina Panthers. “If I could play for any team in the league, it would probably be two teams, but if I had to pick one, it would probably be the Carolina Panthers,” Vick said in an appearance on Hot 107.9 in Atlanta, according to the Charlotte Observer.
Why the Panthers? “Well, you know, it’s close to home,” Vick said. “I like the uniforms. You get to play against Atlanta twice a year. Ain’t nothing better than playing against your former team, right? So, yeah, that would be a good look, it would be a good look.”
It would be interesting to see Vick in Carolina, as he could be a front runner to play for Jake Delhomme, who’s future with the team is very much in doubt after a tough 2010 season. Vick could give some life to a team that needs it, and was stale on offense for too much of 2009. Now it remains to be seen if the Panthers want Vick, and if the Eagles would deal him away.