Every Dog Has His Day: Vick To Eagles

Kurt M. WestfieldContributor IAugust 13, 2009

RICHMOND, VA - AUGUST 27:  NFL star Michael Vick speaks at a press conference after appearing in federal court August 27, 2007 in Richmond, Virginia. Vick pleaded guilty in court to federal dogfighting conspiracy charges.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Vick to the Eagles. Those four words have stirred the infamous pot of teams associated with Vick's potential...and status as a league pariah. Vick has been spotted in and around the Buffalo, Carolina, Philadelphia, and D.C. areas over the past two weeks, igniting a storm of rumors that one of these teams have all but locked him into a position for the 09' season. That team is the Eagles.


While his agility/speed is an undoubted asset to any team, the Eagles already have a bonafide starting quarterback--so he isn't starting there. However, Donovan McNabb's injuries--which some will say, ultimately cost them their Superbowl bid!--need to be confronted this season. With the Eagles instituting what could be an impressive offense this season, Vick's impressive feet and powerful arm could add one more page to Coach Reid's playbook, titled: The Wildcat.


Michael Vick and the Eagles both have a lot to prove. This might be the most significant signing this season since Terrell Owens, who was landed by the Bills. Clearly, Philadelphia is interested in making some noise, filling some seats, and giving it one last push while their in-state predecessors, the Steelers, amp up for another title run.