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Report: Eagles will franchise tag Vick

Posted on: January 30, 2011 2:07 pm
 
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

It sounds like the Eagles know where they want their offense to go next season, and it sounds like they know who they want to lead them there.

Not surprisingly, that’d be QB Michael Vick. And to wrap him up for another season without having to commit a long-term contract to him, the Eagles will place the franchise tag on Vick, according to a report by ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Vick, of course, was amazing for much of the season, supplanting Kevin Kolb as the official Donovan McNabb replacement and then leaving Kolb in a sticky situation (probably half the teams would use him as a starting quarterback, and unfortunately for him, the Eagles are not one of those teams).

But Schefter also writes Philadelphia will look to deal Kolb – who’s slated to make $1.4 million next year but also desperately wants to start. Considering the amount of interest Kolb should draw from other clubs, look for him not to be in an Eagles uniform next season.

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Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: January 30, 2011 3:18 pm
 

Report: Eagles will franchise tag Vick

There might not be a franchise tag next season.  Heck, there might not be football next season.

I don't know why anybody would want a career backup in Kolb.  He was awful when Vick was injured and the Eagles are lucky they had Vick. McNabb is washed up but trading him to start Kolb would have been a disaster.  The team that is stupid enough to trade for him will be even dumber than the Chiefs with Cassel, as Cassel at least had most of a season and led his team to an 11-5 record so there was reason to believe he'd be at least solid.  Kolb has played what, 3 games?



Since: Feb 29, 2008
Posted on: January 30, 2011 3:13 pm
 

Report: Eagles will franchise tag Vick

looks to be about $20M for one season not bad but I know that he would like a long term contract but that is still some good pocket change



Since: Mar 17, 2009
Posted on: January 30, 2011 3:11 pm
 

Report: Eagles will franchise tag Vick

Kolb will get to the Super Bowl before Vick



Since: Feb 29, 2008
Posted on: January 30, 2011 3:07 pm
 

Report: Eagles will franchise tag Vick

Whats the going rate for QB tag?



Since: Oct 12, 2006
Posted on: January 30, 2011 2:49 pm
 

Report: Eagles will franchise tag Vick

Eagles are going to be cheap with both these guys. And why not they're going into Collective Bargaining and the word lock out looms. The NFL shuts down for a season, both these guys are a year older. But I also think that they do play next season, they may not play as hard based upon the deals they were forced into. Sometimes their hearts just won't be in it ? Being low balled happens to everyone and if the incentives aren't there, they'll get paid the same, win or lose.



Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: January 30, 2011 2:44 pm
 

Report: Eagles will franchise tag Vick

The front-page headline needs to be changed. Utilize is not grammatically correct in that context, as the appropriate and intended, as well as the standard use of the franchise tag is to protect the team's best free agency-eligible player from leaving. The Eagles USE the franchise tag on Vick, they UTILIZE it on the equipment manager.



Since: May 16, 2009
Posted on: January 30, 2011 2:37 pm
 

Report: Eagles will franchise tag Vick

It stinks that Mike won't get that long term deal he desperately needs, and deserves, but at least he'll get close to double digits or more for one season of work, and if he can 80% of the player he was this season, he should be able to lock up a 3 year deal that should net him around $20-$25 million.  As for Kolb, the Raiders should make a run at him!  2011, Raiders biznatch!


T-Montana
Since: Jul 10, 2009
Posted on: January 30, 2011 2:27 pm
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