If Mike Vick is going to be a backup in Philadelphia, he may want to go to a team where he thinks he has a better chance of playing.
Moreover, the indignity of getting benched when Vick has declared it’s still “my team” and “my job” could be enough to prompt Vick to want to move on.
If Vick wants out, his contract is more conducive to a trade than the reports of one-year “up to $10 million” would suggest. For starters, the Eagles already have paid him a $3.5 million signing bonus. And the base salary of $3.5 million isn’t out of line, given the contracts paid to other veteran backups.
Teams that could have interest in Vick if he’s available via trade or as a free agent include the Bengals, Raiders, and Cardinals. The 49ers, who have Colt McCoy and Scott Tolzein backing up Colin Kaepernick would be foolish not to at least consider the possibility of acquiring Vick. Injuries to starters or veteran backups also could create a market where one may not currently exist.