Eagles Slap Michael Vick With a Franchise Tag

Feb 15, 2011


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Though the franchise tag may not be stick based upon what is agreed to on the next collective bargaining agreement, the Eagles made it clear that they consider Michael Vick the future at quarterback. Vick, who turned 30 last summer (don’t you remember the party), made a triumphant return to star status leading the Eagles to an NFC East title.
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Vick was his elusive self running for 676 at 6.8 yards per carry and a career high nine rushing touchdowns. This time around, he brought an electric passing game as well completing a career best 62.6 passes (the first time he’s topped 57 percent) for 3018 yards (first 3000 yard season) and a career high 21 passing touchdowns.
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This means the Eagles could be interested in trading Kevin Kolb, only unless they figure out the CBA, that may not happen. If the Eagles aren’t able to trade him before the draft, they won’t be able to improve their team this year. Given Vick’s style of play, the Eagles may be cautious and keep him around in case Vick goes down with an injury. They could then trade him next year.

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