August 20, 2013 |
One of the biggest mysteries this NFL season is what type of offense first-year Philadelphia Eagles Coach Chip Kelly will run. Now we have a bit of a hint. Kelly named Michael Vick the Eagles' starting quarterback Tuesday, giving him the nod over Nick Foles and dark-horse rookie Matt Barkley. The coach had been expected to announce a starter for the exhibition game against Jacksonville, but instead named Vick the permanent No. 1 quarterback. “It's not a one-game trial basis,” Kelly said, according to USA Today.
November 16, 2010 |
Michael Vick's on-field transformation has been remarkable. ? At this rate, Vick might one day join Doug Williams as the only African American quarterbacks to win Super Bowl championships while also gaining entry to another exclusive club: left-handed Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks. ? Ken Stabler and Steve Young could use some company. ? Young, like Vick a dynamic dual threat, is the only left-handed quarterback in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. ? USC turned back the clock Saturday in its victory at Arizona, dominating with a punishing, clock-controlling ground attack led by workmanlike tailback Marc Tyler . ?
July 28, 2009 |
Michael Vick, sidelined from pro football for two years after a dogfighting scandal, has received a conditional reinstatement from the NFL, clearing the way for him to return this season. But a question remains: Which team is ready to step up and sign the disgraced quarterback? That's the next step after Monday's news that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has lifted the indefinite suspension of Vick in hopes of granting him full reinstatement by Week 6 at the latest, and possibly earlier.
February 11, 2013 |
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.
March 12, 2013 |
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick has been forced to cancel a series of book-signing dates because of death threats. "Despite warnings of planned protests, Vick had hoped to continue with the appearances as planned, bringing his story of redemption and second chance to major markets," Worthy Publishing said in a statement. "However, once the reported protests escalated into threats of violence against the retailers, Worthy Publishing, Vick and his family decided to cancel the events.
October 14, 2012
Philadelphia Eagles star quarterback Michael Vick, convicted in 2007 of running a brutal dogfighting operation, has gotten a dog. "I understand the strong emotions by some people about our family's decision to care for a pet," he explained in a statement. "As a father, it is important to make sure my children develop a healthy relationship with animals. " Can that be right? Should a man who committed such a crime ever be allowed to own a dog of his own? We think he should. Vick served about a year and a half in federal prison, finished three years of probation and acted as a spokesperson for the Humane Society of the United States, speaking out, particularly to young people, on the evils of dogfighting.