Michael Vick is entering the second season of a six-year, $100 million contract, but he’s proven that he can’t stay healthy. Vick has played all 16 games in an NFL season just one time. He’s missed an average of 3.5 per games since becoming the Eagles’ starter in 2010, and suffered multiple debilitating injuries in 2011.
The Eagles acquired Vince Young last offseason to be the right-handed version of Vick, a player that could step in at quarterback without the Eagles having to change their system much. Young had a disastrous season, losing two of three games as a starter. He posted the worst interception rate and passer rating of his career, all but costing himself any chance at entering next season as a starter somewhere.
Oh, and Young etched his name into Philadelphia infamy with his Dream Team comments in preseason. The team has already acquired Trent Edwards to compete with Mike Kafka as the backup quarterback in 2012. Edwards was a bust in Buffalo after going in the third round of the 2007 NFL draft, and I don’t have much confidence in him as a backup quarterback. He has good size and a strong arm but holds onto the ball for too long. Meanwhile, Kafka is an extremely intelligent player that lacks the physical tools to be a successful NFL quarterback. Either way, one of the two will need to step up if/when Vick goes down because the Eagles can’t afford another awful run by their backup signal-caller.