Michael Vick was forced to miss 5 games because of a concussion and he’s finishing the season on the sideline. A few weeks ago Andy Reid named rookie Nick Foles the starter for the rest of the season and we hadn’t heard from Michael Vick … until now.
Yesterday Vick broke his silence since his concussion on Nov. 11th and commented on backing up the rookie and whether he will return to the Eagles next season. Check out what he had to say…
According to the AP:
Vick on backup:
“I’m a competitor and I’ve always felt like and will continue to feel like I’m one of the best and I can play at a high level and I know I can,” Vick said Monday. “Saying that, I feel like I want to be out there, I want to play as a competitor, but it’s just not the ideal situation right now, the way things are. So, I have to accept my role, accept it like a man and continue to find positives out of it.”
“Regardless of what the situation was, I understand it,” Vick said of his new role. “I see that certain things have to be done and I sit back and continue to be observant, continue to want to learn, continue to want to just help this football team in whatever way I can.”
Vick on playing next year in Philly:
“I just feel like I’ve got a lot of football to play,” Vick said. “I feel like I’ve got a lot left in my tank. I’m enjoying the game, I feel fresh. I’ll have to talk it over with my agent and just see what happens. As of right now, I’ve got to continue to help this football team win these last two games and the future will take care of itself.”
“I can’t get upset or be disgruntled about anything that happens,” Vick said. “It’s just a blessing to be back and playing football. From where I came from and the opportunities that I’ve had over the last three or four years, I would have never thought (they were possible). I’m just rolling with the punches.
“I’m going to continue to work hard to get better and keep enjoying the game of football because this is what I love.”