It was only a matter of time before the Michael Vick Russian Roulette wheel landed inside the cerebellum of an NFL team, and after tons of rumors of him going to, oh, 32 different places, the Philadelphia Eagles appear to be the “winners.” Blam.
Vick signed a one-year, $1.6 million contract with a team option in 2010 worth $5.2 million.
(If I’m an Eagles fan, I immediately move to retire Ron Jaworski’s No. 7.)
For those just coming out of a two-year coma (first of all, welcome back!), Vick missed two seasons after it was found he funded a dogfighting ring and went to jail for 18 months. The Atlanta Falcons officially severed ties with their superstar quarterback a few months ago, and now he’s ready to come back to some team, perhaps not as a signal caller, but at least as an athlete making positive contributions.
Can he help out Donovan McNabb? It sure would be odd, as the two met head-to-head in the 2005 NFC Championship game, where the Eagles won 27-10. That was the year McNabb was sidled with another headcase, Terrell Owens. After T.O. got the heave ho, McNabb’s quest for that receiving soul mate has been, for the most part, a lost cause. (No, ladies, Kendra’s husband isn’t a star.)
So while Owens made the Bills a potential trainwreck, the nation’s attention must now turn back to Philly, just in case something catastrophically wonderful happens.