It is a practical certainty that Michael Vick will be out of an Eagles uniform by the end of the season but there was one small option that could have changed that. Despite his sub par season a major issue with Vick was his incredibly large contract. Check out what he had to say about a possible renegotiation.
Michael Vick pointed to the change in offensive line coaches in Philadelphia as the beginning of the end for the Eagles’ offense. On Friday, a report suggested Vick has little desire to remain on the team in 2013.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reported via a “source familiar with Vick’s thinking” that the quarterbackwould not be willing to renegotiate his contract in order to stay with the Eagles. He’s due $15.5 million next season, and the Eagles are extremely unlikely to pay Vick that much even if they were interested in keeping him next year.
As a free agent there’s no way Vick is going to get another contract like he had with the Eagles but he can still maximize his earning potential if he leaves the team. The Eagles have to release Vick before Feb 6 or they will owe him an additional $3 million. Essentially this will put Vick on the free agent market long before other quarterbacks giving him the upperhand.