Sept. 23, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA; Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid talks with quarterback Michael Vick (7) and wide receiver DeSean Jackson (10) on the field during the game against the Arizona Cardinals in the first half at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Eagles 27 - 6. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Stewart-US PRESSWIRE

DeSean Jackson Says Michael Vick Is Still Elite


While the Philadelphia Eagles continue to struggle and the team is reportedly considering benching Michael Vick, the quarterback is still receiving support from his teammates. One of those teammates is wide receiver DeSean Jackson who expressed his belief in Vick today on ESPN Radio’s Mike and Mike in the Morning.

“As far as I know right now, Michael Vick is going to be the quarterback. I haven’t heard of changes or anything like that, so we’re still going with the plan,” Jackson said.

Jackson added that Vick has been responsible for many turnovers but you can never blame losing on just one player.

“You can’t ever blame it on one man,” Jackson said. “There’s been turnovers and things like that, but as far as Michael Vick and what he’s capable of doing, I think he’s still an elite quarterback.

“We expect a lot more out of ourselves. We’ve lost some games that we feel we should have won.”

It is nice to see Jackson sticking up for his quarterback but his logic is flawed. Vick’s turnovers have been a major reason for the Eagles struggles and without those turnovers they would see significant improvement in the win column. Even with some teammates belief, Vick’s time is running out.

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