Michael Vick to start for Eagles Sunday
On Sunday, the Philadelphia Eagles will play the final game of what has been a dismal and disappointing season. While their opponents, the New York Giants, will be fighting for their playoff lives, the game will be one of little to no import for most of the Eagles players and fans.
Not Michael Vick, though. Not after Vick got word from coach Andy Reid on Monday that he would start in place of the injured Nick Foles against the rival Giants, notes Philly.com
“I’m elated to be back out there on the football field,” said Vick on his feelings about getting his first start since he suffered a concussion in Week 10 against the Cowboys.
Despite the relative meaninglessness of the game, Vick did his best to attach as much weight to it as he could.
“It’s the end of the season, we need to win. We haven’t won consistently in a long time, so we want to finish the season with a win….You never know what could come out of this game. You never know what I could learn. You never know what I could accomplish. I could go out there and break a record. There’s tremendous upside.”
To be fair, Vick’s performance on Sunday could well serve as an “audition” for other quarterback-starved teams around the league, especially since the Eagles are likely to stick with Foles in the long run and teams like the Cardinals, Jets, Jaguars and Browns have all struggled this season in large part because of their lack of depth under center.
The Eagles and Giants will square off in East Rutherford to wrap up their respective seasons. Kickoff is at 1:00 p.m. ET