Eagels QB Michael Vick Declares He’s Not a Backup

It appears that Michael Vick will end this season, and quite possibly his career in Philadelphia, much the way he started here — as the third-string quarterback.

The 10-year veteran is running with the scout team at practice and is respectfully going along with the plan to slip as far into the background as possible while Nick Foles auditions for Vick’s old role. He wears no scowl and remains approachable, with an eye on his future and an appreciation of this organization, he continues to act as a professional.

But Vick is not content. And this is not a position he plans on being in much longer according to Tim McManus of Phillymag.com.

“I’m not a backup. Just being honest, just being candid. I’m a full-fledged starter,” said Vick in a one-on-one conversation with Birds 24/7. ” That’s what I’ve got in me, that’s what I provide, that’s what I offer. Whatever happens, wherever I end up, they’re going to get 110 percent. You’re going to get the same thing out of me that you got the last two, three years and that’s 110 percent effort and a guy that’s confident in his abilities to play and win.”

“I want to start. Yeah, I’m a starter. I’ll feel that way until I start to feel like I’m becoming a problem on the team.”


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