There had been much debate over whether or not Michael Vick should have been named the Eagles' starting quarterback after Kevin Kolb's Week 1 concussion. Hell, there had been much debate on whether or not the Eagles should have signed Michael Vick to begin with. I for one had been of the thought that a player shouldn't lose his job to injury. Especially a player who had been drafted in the second round, groomed to be the starter, paid his dues and played pretty well overall in limited action.
That was until I saw Michael Vick play.
Everyone knew that Vick was an athlete, but many doubted his quarterback skill set, including me. He had admittedly always had trouble reading defenses and going through his progressions to find the open receiver. His work ethic wasn't there. He relied too much on his legs, and for good reason.
In 2009, Vick had just 13 pass attempts, completing six of them for 86 yards. It was clear that Andy Reid was not yet comfortable with Vick throwing the ball, most likely for some of the reasons mentioned above. Vick was used almost exclusively as a Wildcat gimmick player.
If someone would have told me that one year later, in just 12 games Vick would throw for over 3,000 yards and 21 touchdowns, run for another nine, and be mentioned in the MVP race, I would have called them a liar.
Now that the season is over, and the emotions of a disappointing early round playoff loss have simmered a bit, the Eagles have no doubt turned their attention to next season.
With a defensive overhaul underway, it's obvious the Eagles view the defense as their biggest problem.
Many are still wondering who the new defensive coordinator will be, all the while, a much bigger question remains.
What will the Eagles do with Michael Vick?
Here are five reasons why the Eagles may not be bringing back Michael Vick...