Agent: There was ‘significant’ interest in Vick

Moments after the Eagles finished introducing newly signed QB Michael Vick on Friday, his agent, Joel Segal, made the interview rounds inside from the team’s NovaCare Complex.

There have been ongoing internal debates inside the newsroom and during NFL Network production meetings throughout the offseason as to what the market would be for Vick when he was eventually put on the free market. There were also many disagreements. But according to Segal, the interest in Vick was there.

“There was significant interest,” Segal told NFL Network’s Kara Henderson on Friday. “We had calls from a plethora of teams. It came down to three teams, and when [Eagles president] Joe Banner called, this was where Mike wanted to go to, and it went from there.”

So why the Eagles?

“I think there are a lot of reasons,” Segal explained. “You look at the infrastructure of the club, its a traditional team of success. Andy Reid is one of the finest offensive minds in the league. And, I think really important to Mike, was having a Pro Bowl quarterback, a great guy, Donovan McNabb,  here. There’s no rush for Mike to play. He can come in slowly, get his skill set back, and when needed, hopefully be ready.”

Be on the lookout later today on for video highlights of Vick and Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie from today’s press conference.

— Frank Tadych

Guidelines: Fan feedback should be within the guidelines for the NFL community. These guidelines will be used to identify those comments that will be removed from display on the site. Please keep your comments relevant to the topic, not abusive or combatant towards other fans, and don’t share any personal details. Use the “Report” link to help keep the community at its best.

Comments may be no longer than 2000 characters and will post to the site shortly after submitting.

Powered by VIP | Subscribe (RSS)