Eagles QB Michael Vick wants to start again, but willing to return as backup
Eagles quarterback Michael Vick has something in common with Drew Bledsoe.
In 2001, an injury sidelined Bledsoe and made way for Tom Brady.
in 2013, an injury sidelined Vick and made way for Nick Foles.
There's no telling if Foles will reach Brady-level when it comes to quarterbacking, but the man he replaced, Vick, is still hoping to make a name for himself and, ultimately, win a Super Bowl.
Vick spoke to Reuben Frank of CSN.Philly.com and shared his desires to start again:
Since the start of 2009, Vick’s passer rating is 87.9, higher than Joe Flacco, Eli Manning, Carson Palmer, Cam Newton and Andrew Luck.
He’s a four-time Pro Bowler and the NFL’s all-time rushing leader among quarterbacks.
And Vick sees no reason he can’t help a team needing a quarterback next year.
“I’m playing again next year, that’s the way I look at it,” Vick said. “I know at some point I’ll be back out there.”
That, however, is not the interesting part. Vick, like every NFL quarterback - starter or backup - has the goal of winning a Super Bowl. But what if the interest level isn't that high for a 34-year-old passer that can't run like he used to?
Vick would be open to returning as the Eagles backup:
Vick smiled at the prospect of returning to the Eagles for a sixth season as Foles’ backup.
“Yeah, if it doesn’t work out, if all else fails, absolutely,” he said. “You can never rule that out.
“It all depends what happens, where I’m at in my career. Never rule it out. 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.”