The only reason Vick is being considered as an option for the final game of the 2012 season is that Nick Foles broke his hand against the Washington Redskins in Week 16.
Per Eagles Insider:
Nick Foles played through a broken throwing hand and Michael Vick is likely to start in the regular season finale philadelphiaeagles.com/news/article-1…— Eagles Insider (@EaglesInsider) December 24, 2012
The Eagles franchise is almost certainly going to go through a purging process after the final game.
The team already dropped one of its premier veterans when Jason Babin was cut earlier this season, and it seems like a foregone conclusion that Vick will be the next big name to fall.
Furthermore, before this latest development, Vick had been demoted to No. 3 on the depth chart—a clear sign that the Eagles were preparing for life without him.
Vick won't be back in 2013. Whether you agree or disagree with the reasons, the Eagles franchise seems to have already made up its mind on the matter. Purging is never fun, but it is a necessary process.
If the Eagles have any hope of returning to prominence, this is a process that must be undertaken, and Vick will be one of the casualties.