Michael Vick signed with the New York Jets, but that doesn’t mean he has forgotten about his former teammates in Philadelphia.
Speaking with Derrick Gunn at Ron Jaworski’s Celebrity Golf Challenge Monday, the former Eagles quarterback spoke about the team’s recent moves as well as his relationship with his successor, Nick Foles.
“Nick is a great kid, he's smart and he takes the game seriously," Vick said. "I'll talk to him around training camp and throughout the season and make sure he's got his head on level. I think him having the chance to play last year and have a lot of success ... now he knows what's required of him here on out.”
As for concerns of Foles slumping in his first full year as a starter, Vick said that being an NFL quarterback never gets easier but that the third-year man is well prepared for the challenge.
"It's pressure for every QB in the NFL, whether you have the hardest schedule or the easiest schedule,” Vick said. “As the year goes on it's going to get tougher and I think he understands that and as long as he takes that in and soaks it all in, I think it will be OK."
Vick also praised coach Chip Kelly and said he is impressed with some of the Eagles' offseason moves, notably their trade for Saints running back Darren Sproles.
"Chip Kelly is going to do what's right," Vick said. "He's a very smart coach and he knows what it takes to bring out the best in his players, motivate them and get them in shape, so I'm pretty sure he'll have a special package for [Sproles]. Darren Sproles and Shady McCoy ... that's kind of dangerous."
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