Inside The Bills

Vick assured he’ll be traded

Posted by Chris Brown on February 2, 2010 – 10:00 am

Eagles QB Michael Vick has been given assurances by Philadelphia head coach Andy Reid that he will be traded before the NFL Draft. That according to the Philadelphia Daily News.

Vick confirmed he has discussed his future with his agent and what the Eagles might do when he appeared on the Dan Patrick radio show Monday.

“Me and my agent spoke briefly about 2 days ago,” Vick said on Dan Patrick’s radio show. “He’s just trying to get an understanding on what we thought was the best-case scenario and how we should approach the situation in regards to being respectful. We thought that was important. We didn’t put a timetable on it but it should happen pretty soon. So, we’ll see.” 

Now it’s unlikely that the Eagles would pick up the $5M option on Vick’s contract. Instead Philadelphia would probably perform a sign and trade deal with whatever team offers the most in a trade.

The Philadelphia Daily News suspects Vick could fetch a fourth-round pick. I would anticipate a team trading for Vick to offer a conditional draft pick, similar to what the Jets did with Brett Favre.

Hard to say they could get a fourth, knowing Vick wants to be moved. I think it’s more likely to be a conditional fifth-round pick with the chance to as high as a 2nd or 3rd at best based on playing time and team success in all likelihood.


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