(NEW YORK) — With new head coach Chip Kelly running the show in Philadelphia now, many assumed Eagles’ quarterback Michael Vick’s days with the team were numbered. But wide receiver DeSean Jackson isn’t so sure of that.
Vick is due $15.5 million next season in base salary, making his status with the team shaky at best. The team may also look to further develop quarterback Nick Foles, who played well as a rookie in 2012. Still, Jackson would not be surprised to see Vick stay in Philadelphia.
“For sure I can see it,” Jackson told the NFL Network. “Now that Chip Kelly is our offensive coordinator, I mean our head coach, Michael Vick I think it’s a no-brainer to keep him here. It fits his playing style and what he’s done perfect.”
The 32-year old Vick’s fourth season with the Eagles did not go how he had hoped. He played in just 10 games, but had 14 turnovers. He also completed just 58.1% of his passes. His durability has also always been a question mark as well.
Kelly is replaicng Andy Reid, who had been the team’s head coach since 1999.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire