Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News takes a look at the possibility that the Philadelphia Eagles could use one of their early-round draft picks on a quarterback this year.
Bowen writes that Philly may look to use one of the their two second-round picks on a quarterback prospect like Arizona’s Nick Foles, Oklahoma State’s Brandon Weeden, San Diego State’s Ryan Lindley and Michigan State’s Kirk Cousins.
Obviously, this is asserting that Michael Vick, 32, may not be the team’s quarterback for the remainder of his contract. Vick signed what initially appeared to be huge six-year, $100 million contract which includes 35.5 million guarantees. After the specifics of the contract were reported, the deal is actually a five-year contract worth $80 million. Vick has roster bonuses in each of the remaining years so there is chance that the Eagles could cut him loose before the deal is completed; especially if he shows serious signs of regression.
Philadelphia will almost certainly allow Vince Young to leave and third-string QB Mike Kafka isn’t viewed as long-term solution for them. Andy Reid and his staff have been credited for developing young quarterbacks in the past so drafting another prospect to develop may not be all that bad of an idea. The real question is whether or not Reid survives long enough to see him play.