On Monday the Philadelphia Eagles announced that they had restructured Michael Vick’s contract and that he would be able to compete with Nick Foles for the start.
But some are concerned with Vick’s inability to stay healthy, as he has not played all 16 games in a season since 2006.
On ESPN’s “Mike and Mike in the morning” on Tuesday, Vick said, “The thing is, you have to be very cautious and meticulous about what you’re doing on the field, but not to the point where it takes away from your game. Once you start trying not to get hurt, that’s when you get hurt.
“What I have to do is just go out and play lights-out football and not worry about getting hurt. Over the last two years I was trying to protect myself, trying to make sure that I was out on the football field with my teammates. Just putting too much effort into not being injured. When you do that, it slows you down just a half second.”
Vick has missed 17 games since joining the Eagles in 2009, However he feels he still has four or five years left in him playing football.
This season he will be playing for a multi-year contract, leaving him very little room for error.