Posted January 30, 2014

Michael Vick: I will ‘absolutely’ be starter Week 1 next season

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Michael Vick says he won't play Sunday against the Cowboys. (Drew Hallowell/Philadelphia Eagles/Getty Images)

Michael Vick only had 5 touchdowns and 3 interceptions last year. (Drew Hallowell/Philadelphia Eagles/Getty Images)

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick told NFL.com’s Dan Hanzus that he will “absolutely” be a starter by Week 1 of next season.

Vick lost his starting job to Nick Foles, who went on to throw for 2,891 yards with 27 touchdowns and only two interceptions and became the league’s highest rated passer.

Vick’s problem was that he couldn’t stay healthy this season, suffering a hamstring injury earlier in the season and then getting replaced by third-stringer Matt Barkley after being ineffective in a Week 8 loss to the New York Giants.

“I don’t know,” he said. “Who knows? What I am is really excited about the opportunity to play again in 2014 and that’s what’s important.”

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Vick, 33, signed a one-year deal before last season and will be a free agent this offseason.


14 comments
dougjgreen
dougjgreen

Maybe for the Raiders.  Certainly not for the Eagles

riley8
riley8

He might be a starter but it definitely won't be for anyone good.

badbeatya
badbeatya

I've said this before:   The Dawg Pound in Cleveland would be a perfect place for Vick as he could help groom Manziel for a year or 2.

eagleeye502001
eagleeye502001

I wonder what Chip has been putting in those health shakes that Mike has been drinking.

bobinpowell
bobinpowell

He didn't say where.  My 2002 CRV has a starter.

Joe R2
Joe R2

And the starting quarterback of the Oakland Raiders is....

nongrafted
nongrafted

@PackersFanNumeroUno  


i GUESS YOU HAVE TO MINUS WILSON FROM YOUR LIST SINCE RODGERS SAT FOR 9 YEARS BEHIND BRETT FARVE AND HE IS 1 HIT AWAY FROM YET ANOTHER CONCUSSION

KAPERNICK AND NEWTON ALSO STARTED FRESH OUT OF SCHOOL IF ONLY THEY COULD SIT FOR 9 YEARS BEFORE THEY GOT TO LEAD THEIR TEAM TO A SUPERBOWL LIKE KAP AND BREAK EVERY ROOKIE RECORD LIKE NEWTON AND WIN A SUPER  BOWL LIKE WILSON

Magic Man
Magic Man

@badbeatya  Ha, that would be like Ryan Leaf grooming DeMarcus Russell.  Yep, it'll work.  lol, only in Cleveland.

PhillyPenn
PhillyPenn

@badbeatya  nice idea but in the real world it won't happen.  Vick will be hurt by game 6 and Manziel will be forced to start.