Few things in life are guaranteed, but Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick believes his job status heading into free agency is certified.
Vick is slated to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason, and it is hard to tell how many teams will want him. He will turn 34-years-old in June, has struggled to stay healthy and probably has only a few years remaining in the NFL.
Nevertheless, Vick believes he will be a starter in Week 1 of the 2014 season.
“Absolutely,” Vick told NFL.com. “I can't see no other way.”
Vick must hope at least NFL team has the same point of view.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Minnesota Vikings, Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, Oakland Raiders, Cleveland Browns, St. Louis Rams, New York Jets and Tennessee Titans are teams with unproven quarterbacks. One of those squads could pursue Vick, but each team could pursue a college quarterback in the NFL draft instead of the veteran.
What might work against Vick is his inability to stay healthy.
The last time Vick played in all 16 games was during the 2006 season with Atlanta. He has not played a full season since joining the Eagles in 2009, mostly due to injuries. Vick was 15-9 as a starter during his first two years with the Eagles, but 5-11 the last two years, including 2-3 before Nick Foles replaced him 2013. Vick had 57 touchdown passes, 13 rushing touchdowns and 33 interceptions with the Eagles.
Vick may not have a starting job in Week 1, but he will likely have an NFL job next season.
However, it may not be as a starter.
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