In a recent interview with Reuben Frank of CSN Philly, Vick said getting to the postseason is the primary focus, and the Super Bowl is going to come “if it’s meant to happen.” Vick said he thinks the current Eagles team has all the ability to be a dynasty like the 1980s San Francisco 49ers or the 1990s Dallas Cowboys.
Vick is correct when he says the team has an incredible amount of talent. LeSean McCoy is arguably the NFL’s best running back, and DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin and Brent Celek are a terrific trio of pass catchers.
The offensive line—even with the loss of All-Pro tackle Jason Peters—is one of the best units in the league, and the defensive line has the potential to be one of the greatest units the NFL has seen in recent years.
The team has added new playmakers in linebacker DeMeco Ryans (via trade) and defensive linemen Fletcher Cox and Vinny Curry (via draft), while also retaining key pieces of the team in Jackson, McCoy, Todd Herremans and Evan Mathis.
Then again, any team in the powerful NFC East could emerge as a dynasty—even the Washington Redskins, with the addition of talented quarterback Robert Griffin III.
The Eagles could win the division this season and roll through the playoffs en route to a Super Bowl trip. Then again, expectations were high last year and the team tanked, beginning the season 1-4.
The New York Giants have won two of the past five Super Bowls, so if anyone’s got bragging rights in the division it’s Eli Manning and the Giants. What it really comes down to for the Eagles making a deep playoff run is the play of Vick. He’s been spotty during his time with the Eagles, but he enters the 2012 season as the incumbent starter—his first full offseason as the starter in Philly.
If the Eagles want to become a dynasty, it starts with Vick.