A little after a year of being the first player in NFL history to sign two $100 million contracts, Michael Vick is the quarterback of the least impressive 2-1 team in the league. Only a couple plays separate the Eagles from being 0-3, which would probably be more appropriate for Vick's quality of play. In his first game of the season, Vick threw four interceptions against the woeful Cleveland Browns. In his second game, which was against the Baltimore Ravens, Vick threw two more interceptions and lost a fumble. And in yesterday's game against the Arizona Cardinals, Big Mike lost two fumbles and was sacked five times. Interesting numbers for a guy who is scheduled to make 12.5 million this season. Those numbers and performances are also why Andy Reid is saying the Eagles will evaluate the quarterback position as they continue through the season. Who can blame him?
I find it hilarious that people are shocked at Michael Vick's slow start. In many ways, he's doing what he has always done. He is a player who takes risks and tries to make the big play, which is what makes him the most exciting and most frustrating player in football, all at the same time. The spectacular 15 yard scramble doesn't do much good when you throw into double coverage and get intercepted on the very next play. Yet, that's the player Michael Vick is. It's who he has always been. Just ask Atlanta Falcons fans. And his aggressiveness is also part of the reason why he is almost never able to make it all the way through a season without getting hurt. For a Philadelphia Eagles team that has over 80 million invested in him over the next five years, that's a scary prospect. Although, I'm not sure it's any scarier than the performances Vick has displayed to start this season.