This was supposed to be a quiet year for the Eagles, a step back from Super Bowl contention for the greater good of developing Kevin Kolb as the team’s next long-term quarterback.
It didn’t work out that way. A quarter into the season, Kolb was dazed with a concussion. By the time the game was over, the maelstrom had begun in earnest.
Michael Vick—by now, he needs no introduction—was the reason why. A Sports Illustrated cover, a miraculous comeback against the division rival Giants, and an unceremonious playoff loss later, and Vick is still the center of attention.
Now he’s a free agent, and the Eagles must decide whether to commit the long-term fate of their franchise to him. Is it really that hard of a decision?