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Michael Vick in Washington: Double Positive For The Redskins

ASHBURN, VA - JULY 30:  Washington Redskins fans show their support for quarterback Michael Vick during opening day of training camp July 30, 2009 in Ashburn, Virginia.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Fletcher KellyContributor IJuly 31, 2009

From what I see in Washington, the Redskins are all set to kick some butt. They have a defense that looks like it's going to rock the house and an elite running back. However, it's not all smooth sailing for the Redskins. Last year, Jason Campbell had some rough edges.

Michael Vick is now on the market. He is a super exciting player, who will make game game-changing plays on the ground or in the air. In his last year with the Falcons, Vick surpassed 1000 yards rushing.

If the Redskins sign Vick, they have two options. Washington can sign Vick and start him right off the block. That could be good or bad news for the Redskins. If he starts up where he left out, they will have a franchise quarterback, but if he shows that he hasn't played football in a dog's age, they'll be in for some trouble.

The second option involves Vick seeing the Bench. I think that this is the more reasonable decision. It's a double positive. If Vick signs with the Redskins, he will want to start. However, the Redskins may not want him to. Vick will push Campbell to make or break. Most likely he will make.

If Campbell flops in the next season, Vick will already be back in the mix of things in the NFL. With Vick hearing that he should go to the CFL, he won't be expecting pay that great.

I like Jason Campbell, but if Vick will make the Skins a better team, Management better beat the Seahawks to it.

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