Michael Vick has found a new team and possibly a new position.
According to ESPN.com, the former Virginia Tech quarterback signed a two-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles. Under the deal, Mike can immediately start practicing and working out with the Eagles, but he won’t be joining them on the field for a more weeks. He’ll be fully reinstated around October 18.
"I’m a believer that as long as people go through the right process, they deserve a second chance," Eagles coach Andy Reid said during a press conference. "It’s very important that people give them opportunities to prove that they can change. So we’re doing that with Michael."
He’ll make $1.6 million in the first year of deal that has a second-year option. If he’s picked up for the second season he’ll earn $5.2 million, and Michael stands to make an additional $3 million in incentives over next two years.
Although they weren’t the first team to offer Mike a spot, the Eagles had been one of many teams that said they had no interest in signing him.
Donavon McNabb is the Eagles’ lead quarter back, so people want to know which position Michael will play. But before the team tackles that matter, Michael has to recondition his body.
"There won’t be a quarterback controversy. We have to make sure he gets back in football shape,” Andy said. “"He’s an unbelievable athlete, both running the ball and throwing it. I’ll think of something for him."
Mike and the Eagles will be going up against his former team, the Atlanta Falcons on December 6.
– Sonya Eskridge