Here’s something that isn’t exactly surprising, but further confirms what most of us already assumed about Michael Vick’s future with the Eagles.
Adam Schefter reports that if the Eagles don’t make the playoffs, Vick will likely be cut after the season:
Unless Michael Vick leads Eagles to the playoffs, league sources believe that this will be the quarterback’s last season in Philadelphia.
If Vick is on the Eagles roster Feb. 6, 2013, three days after this season’s Super Bowl, $3 million of his nearly $16 million salary becomes fully guaranteed. But if the Eagles opt to release Vick before Feb. 6, 2013, they will not have any financial obligation to him and his contract will come off their salary cap without any charge.
This makes sense. Anyone who has even remotely paid attention to the Eagles knows that both Vick and Andy Reid are on a bit of a hot seat this season. Schefter’s report also demonstrates how deceiving Vick’s “$100 million” contract was. It was really only an $80 million deal, and of that only around $40 million was guaranteed. And, as you can see, the Eagles can part ways with Vick after this season with no financial or cap penalty.