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Michael Vick's regression in 2011 after his dominant 2010 season was fairly predictable, but no one in Philly could have seen what would happen in 2012.
Vick turned into one of the worst starting quarterbacks in the National Football League, throwing 10 interceptions and fumbling 11 times in 10 games. He did lead three dramatic fourth-quarter comebacks, but he missed time with a concussion and ended up losing his starting job.
Set to earn more than $16 million in 2013, Vick was a virtual lock to be cut during the offseason—or so it seemed.
But the Eagles restructured Vick's contract, giving the soon-to-be 33-year-old a one-year deal loaded with incentives.
They shouldn't have done that. Vick is in major regression. His struggles in 2012 can largely be blamed on the offensive line missing three starters, but he also hasn't shown the accuracy, intelligence and quick decision-making to lead the Eagles.
Kelly's offense requires all three of those. I would have made training camp an open competition between Nick Foles, Matt Barkley and Dennis Dixon.
But Vick shouldn't be on this team's roster. He's like the shiny toy in the store that breaks down a week after you start playing with it.
I don't see the Vick experiment ending well, and with his large contract, it's hard to envision him entering the season as a backup.