Eagles veteran quarterback Michael Vick's message since the 2013 season ended has remained consistent throughout: he wants to play for a team where he can be the starter. As everyone knows by now, this isn't an opportunity he will have in Philadelphia. So when Vick becomes a free agent next week, it won't be a surprise when he signs with a different team. Everyone's favorite reporter Jason La Canfora confirmed as much on Wednesday night.
Mike Vick will not be back with the Eagles in any capacity in 2014. They are moving in a different direction with the backup role— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 5, 2014
But then shortly after La Canfora's tweet, NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport relayed a message of his own:
Curious to see where Michael Vick lands. He still wants to start & Eagles respect that. That said, the sides have talked & will continue to.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 6, 2014
It's clear Vick wants to get a starting job somewhere. But what if he can't find one? It sure would make sense for him to come back to the Eagles. From a talent perspective, Vick would be one of the best backup QB options in the league. Plus he already has familiarity with the team and the system.
Ultimately, I think Vick finds a job elsewhere. But it doesn't hurt for the Eagles to keep the door open just in case.