Steve Wyche of NFL.com ranked the top 10 storylines of the NFL off-season. ESPN's Sal Paolantonio already declared that Donovan McNabb is the "most compelling" story in the NFL right now. Wyche has a different take. Yes, he has an Eagles quarterback as one of the top 10 storylines, but it's not McNabb.
"Vick could dominate headlines this off-season, just like he did last off-season, but for much more positive and football-related reasons," Wyche wrote. "The Eagles' backup quarterback is primo trade-bait for a team (the St. Louis Rams, Cleveland Browns, Carolina Panthers) in need of a starting quarterback. There's even a chance that Vick could be released because of a $1.5 million roster bonus due in early March. There is a lot of talk coming out of Philly that the Eagles might hang onto Vick, but all it takes is one team to make a good offer.
"We still don't know if Vick will turn into what he was - a three-time Pro Bowler, who provided a sense of electricity into every game - but he might be worth the risk to a whole lot of teams in need of an upgrade."
Vick played in 12 games this past season for the Eagles as he threw for 86 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 95 yards and a pair of scores. In the playoffs, Vick's 76-yard touchdown pass to Jeremy Maclin set a franchise postseason record for longest pass completion.
Vick joined the Eagles in August during the preseason, so he didn't even have a full training camp to get himself ready for the season. During the year, Vick was a model citizen off the field and an outstanding teammate as he was named the team's Ed Block Courage Award recipient.
If the Eagles decide to entertain the idea of trading Vick, no deal can be consummated until March 5. Vick is signed through the 2010 season as are the Eagles' other two quarterbacks.
-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 10:34 a.m., February 15