Michael Vick isn’t going anywhere.
Despite speculation the Eagles would part ways with the veteran quarterback after head coach Chip Kelly was hired, the team announced today that Vick has agreed to a restructured deal that will keep him in an Eagles uniform in 2013.
Vick had been set to earn $15.5 million for the upcoming season, but there was no way the team would pay Vick that high a salary after his history of injuries. But Kelly, who runs an up-tempo offense that thrives on mobile quarterbacks, thought enough of Vick to convince him to stick around for at least this season.
Vick is now expected to compete with second-year quarterback Nick Foles, who replaced an injured Vick last season and kept the job even when Vick had recovered from a concussion.
There was some thought that Vick might end up with the Jets, especially after Rex Ryan hired former Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg to call plays for the Jets. But this deal effectively ends such speculation, although Mornhinweg was reportedly not high on bringing Vick to New York.