Why Michael Vick May Actually Be a Good Fit For the Philadelphia Eagles

Nick KappelAnalyst IIIAugust 13, 2009

RICHMOND, VA - AUGUST 27:  Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick speaks to reporters at the Omni Richmond Hotel after agreeing to a guilty plea on charges stemming from his involvement in a dogfighting ring August 27, 2007, in Richmond, Virginia.  (Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images)

According to ESPN's Chris Mortensen, free-agent quarterback Michael Vick has signed a two-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Vick's agent, Joel Segal, has confirmed this report.

I am stunned to say the least. Of all the teams who could have inked Vick, the Philadelphia Eagles would have been one of my last guesses.

They obviously have their quarterback set in stone with Donovan McNabb. They are loaded at running back with two-time Pro Bowl selection Brian Westbrook, not to mention second round pick LeSean McCoy out of Pittsburgh.

The receiving core is finally stable, with a healthy Kevin Curtis and an improving playmaker in DeSean Jackson. The Eagles also added Missouri wide receiver Jeremy Maclin with their first round pick in April's draft.

Philadelphia's offense is explosive to say the least.

My guess is the Eagles have absolutely no plans using Vick at quarterback, though this may be a good fit for him.

The former No. 1 overall pick in 2001 has a pathetic career 53.8 completion percentage. His TD/INT ratio is 71:52; not the stats of a starting quarterback in the NFL.

Perhaps the Eagles plan to install a few plays for Vick; plays that line him up in multiple positions on the field. It will interesting to see how this all plays out. In my humble opinion, Vick can actually be successful is he's used in the right way.

I would expect Vick to be on the field no more than five to 10 plays a game; and half the time he should be used as a decoy.

The NFC East, if possible, just got a lot more interesting.