It's been a busy day for Eagles quarterback Michael Vick. In addition to accepting the Ed Block Courage Award, Vick was also awarded a $1.5 million roster bonus, strengthening the team's commitment to keeping him around for a second season. Now, Vick has gone on the radio in St. Louis, hoping to spark some trade talks between the Rams and Eagles.
"I'm not saying it out of arrogance but out of confidence," Vick told ESPN Radio's local affiliate, via Mike Sando of ESPN.com. "I think I can be the difference maker on any team, especially a team like the St. Louis Rams, who need a lot of help and will get it based on their ownership and the General Manager they have who is a great guy and I know from Atlanta. I just think bringing the right pieces in, putting the right players in the proper positions and giving them the opportunity to win, I think premier players could turn any team around. Yeah I'm confident I could do that."
No word yet on whether the Rams are willing to trade anything for Vick. However, when your best options for starting quarterback are A.J. Feeley and Keith Null, chances are you do everything you can to acquire additional help. Vick's bonus payment tells you that the Eagles obviously haven't received any worthwhile offers for him yet, and are hanging on to him until one comes along. St. Louis has the coveted first pick in each round of the draft, so if they're willing to deal a third or fourth round pick, expect Philadelphia to jump at the chance. Don't hold your breath, though.