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Michael Vick agrees to restructured deal with Eagles

February 11, 2013|By Chuck Schilken
  • Philadelphia quarterback Michael Vick struggled with injuries and inconsistency in 2012.
Philadelphia quarterback Michael Vick struggled with injuries and inconsistency… (Julio Cortez / Associated…)

The Michael Vick era may not be over in Philadelphia after all.

The quarterback who lost his starting job late last season has agreed to a restructured contract with the Eagles and is expected to compete with Nick Foles to run new Coach Chip Kelly's offense next season.

Vick, who was slated to earn $16 million in 2013, appeared to be on his way out of town along with former coach Andy Reid after injuries and inconsistent play led to his benching and contributed to the Eagles' dismal 4-12 season.

But then the team hired Kelly, the former Oregon coach who made the read-option attack famous while leading the Ducks to a 46-7 record and four bowl games in four seasons. That type of offense would seem better suited for a dual-threat quarterback like Vick rather than a traditional pocket passer like Foles.

That definitely increased the odds of Vick returning to the team, as long as Kelly didn't mind working with a 33-year-old quarterback coming off a shaky season.

The Eagles won just three of the 10 games Vick started last season. He threw for 2,362 yards with 12 touchdowns and 10 interceptions and ran for 332 yards and one touchdown. Philadelphia was next-to-last in the NFC with just 280 points scored.

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