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Vick’s hot seat: Eagles quarterback has struggled, leading to speculation he will be gone after the season

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By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick is on the hot seat after his struggles this season.

Michael Vick (Getty Images)

Now, there is a report saying that Vick must make the playoffs in order to stay with the team. If he doesn’t make the playoffs, ESPN’s Adam Schefter believes Vick will be gone after the season.

Schefter went as far as to say that the Buffalo Bills will target Vick should he be released. Sure, Ryan Fitzpatrick signed a six-year deal worth $59 million with the team a year ago, but the team is 4-11 since he signed his contract extension.

In August 2011, Vick signed a six-year, $100 million dollar contract. Just three days after the February 2013 Super Bowl, he has a $3 million roster bonus to be paid.

The $3 million bonus is apart of his $16 million dollar salary for next season. But if the Eagles pay the $3 million, his 2013 salary becomes guaranteed.

The Eagles would have to part with him almost immediately after the Super Bowl to save them from paying the remaining four years of his six-year deal.

His struggles this season has dominated the sports headlines in the city through the first six weeks. He will have today’s game with the Detroit Lions, the Atlanta Falcons, and the struggling New Orleans Saints to prove to the team that they should keep him.

Rookie Nick Foles, the likely candidate to replace Vick, is not ready to take over the offense from Vick.

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