Mike Vick spoke to the press yesterday about his lucrative long-term deal with the Eagles. He spoke of the gratitude he feels at having the opportunity to once again receive a $100 million deal from a team.
The commitment shown by the Eagles to Vick now drives him to move towards one goal: Putting a Super Bowl ring on the finger of Andy Reid and the rest of his Eagles teammates.
Here are some notable quotes from Vick:
-”I just go back in time and think about how hard it’s been over the last two years with the sacrifices I had to make and what I had to give up, it’s been all worth it. With that said, I’d like to just thank this organization for the opportunity. The common goal is to bring that ring back to the City of Philadelphia, and that’s what we’re working towards.”
-”I think if anything it will make me want to work harder, and just to continue to show that I’m worthy of everything that I’ve gotten.”
-“That’s an outstanding feeling for me to know that I’m going to be here, possibly for the duration of my career. And I know I can’t play this game forever and I know the clock is ticking and that’s more motivation for me to try and get it done as early as I can,” Vick said. “And you know, it’s just another opportunity that’s been created in my life to press forward and shoot for the stars. I look at it as a challenge and as a competitor you love challenges, you want to be in this position and nothing would make you happier then to put a ring on (Reid’s) finger and mine as well. So that’s my goal, that’s what I’m setting out to do and that’s what I’m going to rile this team up to do.”
Vick’s teammates had nothing but respect and congratulations for their team’s leader on his new deal. You can check out what they had to say via PhiladelphiaEagles.com.
In other news…
The Eagles roster now stands at 80, as was required by the NFL by 4 pm on Tuesday. The team released wide receiver Gerald Jones, offensive tackle Spencer Johnson, defensive back Jamar Wall, tight end Martell Webb and CB Isaiah Trufant.