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Ol' Saint Vick will be 31 years old when the first game of the 2011 season is scheduled. The way this lockout is going, Vick might be 40 by the time he starts again for the Eagles.
In all seriousness, Vick reminded the NFL last season as to why he was awarded (at that time) the largest contract in NFL history. The Eagles averaged over 29 points per game that Michael Vick started, pretty impressive stuff.
The Birds finished the season third in points scored, second in yards per game (389.4), ninth in passing yards (244.1) and fifth in rushing yards (145.2) per game.
Just Michael Vick's presence on the field opened up huge holes for LeSean McCoy and allowed McCoy to do what he does best, make people look foolish in the open field. McCoy went over 1,000 yards for the first time in his career.
Vick, Jackson, McCoy, Maclin, Avant and Celek combined to form the most dynamic offense in the NFL, but each player mentioned besides Vick is 27 or less. Should the Eagles really give Vick the $80-100 million he is expecting over five years?
Vick's uncanny ability to get outside the pocket is one of the things that makes him so great, but will he still be able to make defenders miss when he is 34 or 35?
The Eagles need to answer that question before they break the bank for Vick and deal Kevin Kolb.