There are quite a few national media types out there who are applauding the Eagles this afternoon after restructuring Michael Vick’s deal into a one-year pact worth an estimated $10 million dollars. The conventional wisdom is that Kelly will be able to maximize talents and create a dynamic, fastbreak offense that will have opponents on their heels.
Not so fast, says Walter Cherepinski of WalterFootball, who gives the team an “F” for the Vick signing. Here’s what he had to say:
Foles is indeed as good as gone because he doesn’t fit Kelly’s offense. QB Eagles No. 7 does, sort of, but he is a terrible quarterback at this stage of his career. He can’t read defenses or recognize blitzes. His rushing ability is in severe decline. And worst of all, he’s a turnover machine. He’s going to keep throwing picks and fumbling balls. He’ll be responsible for many Eagle losses in 2013, but perhaps this is for the best, as the team will almost definitely be in a position to draft Teddy Bridgewater or Johnny Football atop the 2014 NFL Draft
Tell us how you really feel, man. We’ll see how the picture shakes out. Will the Eagles grow tired of Vick and attempt to trade him prior the season? Will he start and succeed? Will the team trade Foles? Will they draft a quarterback in the middle rounds? Or are they destined to back in top five of the draft a year from now looking at the likes of Johnny Manziel, Tahj Boyd and Teddy Bridgewater?