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The Philadelphia Eagles re-signed Michael Vick on Monday to a one-year deal for the 2013 season, the team announced. Vick could make as much as $10 million next season, according to a league source.


 


 



This contract replaces the long-term contract Vick had signed in 2011 and he now is scheduled to be a free agent after next season.


 

But this season he will quarterback new coach Chip Kelly's offense. Kelly will address the media at a news conference later Tuesday.


 

"I feel like this is the perfect situation for me. After talking with Chip and looking at the offense, I wanted to be here," Vick told Yahoo! Sports.


 

He was scheduled to make $15.5 million in base salary in 2013 under the six-year, $100 million extension he signed with the team in 2011.


 

Vick, who turns 33 in June, passed for 2,362 yards, 12 touchdowns and 10 interceptions in 10 games last season, his fourth with the Eagles.


 

Vick was injured and inconsistent last season, eventually giving way to rookie Nick Foles. Vick returned to start the season finale vs. the New York Giants in December because Foles was injured.


 

The Eagles finished 4-12 and in last place in the NFC East. Andy Reid was fired as coach the day after the season ended, and Kelly was hired last month.


 

Vick seems equipped to run Kelly's aggressive, up-tempo offense that he is bringing to the Eagles from Oregon.


 

Vick was signed by Philadelphia in 2009, and became the starter in 2010. He led the Eagles that season to an NFC East title, and a memorable 38-31 December win over the Giants in which he rallied the team from a 21-point deficit.


 

All told, Vick has started 35 games for Philadelphia over the last three seasons. Foles has started six. The Eagles scored just 280 points last season as they endured an eight- and a three-game losing streak. Only Arizona (250) scored fewer in the NFC.


 

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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Tebow as a backup to Vick, I would be curious to know what non-Tebow fans think of that as an option for him.

I'm sure they'd hang out a lot off the field, too. They have so much in common. :)

But as far as their style of play, and the fact that they're both left-handed on top of that, I think it's a natural fit... If you believe that Tim Tebow can play QB. That's probably the biggest hurdle, right there.

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I'm sure they'd hang out a lot off the field, too. They have so much in common. :)

But as far as their style of play, and the fact that they're both left-handed on top of that, I think it's a natural fit... If you believe that Tim Tebow can play QB. That's probably the biggest hurdle, right there.

Thanks for replying. Funny remark about hanging out after practice, that was good, lol.

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The Chip Kelly Story:

First three games, 2013 season: Vick rushes for 267 yards out of the pistol, throws for six TDs, everybody loveeeeeees the pistol.

Fourth game: Ryan Kerrigan breaks Vick's left leg.

Fifth game onward: Pistol is never seen in the NFL again, except as a novelty.

2016: Chip Kelly takes Notre Dame job.

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The Chip Kelly Story:

First three games, 2013 season: Vick rushes for 267 yards out of the pistol, throws for six TDs, everybody loveeeeeees the pistol.

Fourth game: Ryan Kerrigan breaks Vick's left leg.

Fifth game onward: Pistol is never seen in the NFL again, except as a novelty.

2016: Chip Kelly takes Notre Dame job.

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The players don't tackle as well as they used to because of the practice limitatons of the CBA, and, defenses are overly concerned about penalties when going after a quarterback. If anything the pistol will become more prevalent. Moreover, with one or two more "player safety" rules the spread could easily become the standard with scores regularly in the 50s and 60s.

The good old days, the days of the steel curtain, of receivers being afraid to go across the middle, of Joe Theisman getting his leg snapped in half, those days are over.

Even more, we have all seen how a season can be lost when a team has to go to its backup. Steelers anyone? Bears. A second string "pistol" QB can come in and play much easier than can a traditional backup QB.

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********* I Don't Think So Amigo **********

The players don't tackle as well as they used to because of the practice limitatons of the CBA, and, defenses are overly concerned about penalties when going after a quarterback. If anything the pistol will become more prevalent. Moreover, with one or two more "player safety" rules the spread could easily become the standard with scores regularly in the 50s and 60s.

The good old days, the days of the steel curtain, of receivers being afraid to go across the middle, of Joe Theisman getting his leg snapped in half, those days are over.

Even more, we have all seen how a season can be lost when a team has to go to its backup. Steelers anyone? Bears. A second string "pistol" QB can come in and play much easier than can a traditional backup QB.

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********** It's Here to Stay **********

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...what?

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