The Philadelphia Eagles would be smart to sit Michael Vick for the remainder of this season. Vick is in the first season of a six-year, $100 million contract and there is no point for the Eagles to play him anymore in 2011.
The Eagles are 4-6 and two games back of the New York Giants in the NFC East. Even with the narrow 17-10 win over the Giants on Sunday Night Football, the Eagles still have a very slim chance of making the postseason. The Eagles need to do the right thing and rest Vick for the remainder of the year. It won’t be the popular choice and it won’t make Andy Reid well-regarded in the City of Brotherly Love.
However, the Eagles need to look beyond the last six games of this season. The Eagles need to look at 2012 and beyond, and that starts with sitting down their franchise quarterback.