SportsNite: Roseman chimes in on Michael Vick

SportsNite: Roseman chimes in on Michael Vick
February 8, 2014, 4:00 pm

It has been well documented that Michael Vick wants to start in the NFL next season. With Nick Foles taking command of the QB position for the Eagles this past season, it seems unlikely Vick will have that chance in Philly. 

Eagles general manager Howie Roseman sat down with CSN’s Derrick Gunn earlier this week and discussed Michael Vick as well as the upcoming draft. 

“Mike has this burning desire to start in the National Football League,” Roseman said. “He looks around the league and sees his skill set, he’s confident [and] determined to get that opportunity somewhere else.

“He was incredibly supportive of not only Nick, but our entire team and our program. He’s very proud of what we’re building here and feels like he was a part of it from the beginning.

“I don’t think he’s thinking about anything other than getting the best possible opportunity for him in 2014."

If you take a look around the league, there aren't many teams in need of a quarterback. Houston, Minnnesota and Cleveland are among teams looking to upgrade, but it would be surprising to see them go that route through free agency.

As for the Eagles and their draft plans, Roseman didn’t shy away from the possibility of taking a QB.

“If we have a significant gap on who the best player on the board is and the next best player, it’s not really not going to matter the next best position because we don’t know where we’re going to be two, three, four years from now,” Roseman said. 

“This is a true team sport, this is a 53-man roster game and at some point in the year you’re going to need your backups to come in and start.

“We’re going to be very open-minded when it comes to the draft.”