PHILADELPHIA - As much as he wants to get back on the field this season, Eagles quarterback Michael Vick is resigned to watching rookie Nick Foles lead the offense for the final two games of this season.
"I'm a competitor and I want to be out there, but it's just not the ideal situation right now the way things are," Vick said Monday at the NovaCare Complex. "I just have to accept my role, accept it as a man, and find the positives out of it."
Vick spoke Monday for the first time since suffering a concussion against Dallas on Nov. 11.
Foles, a third-round draft pick out of the University of Arizona, has started the last five games and will remain in the lineup for Sunday's home finale against Washington and the final game of the season at the New York Giants.
"I just roll with the punches," Vick said. "For me, the thing is to keep improving, keep learning, keep working to get better as a quarterback. As of right now, that's the only thing I can do."
If Vick wants to return to Philadelphia next year, he will have to accept a sizeable paycut, considering he's supposed to make $15.5 million under the terms of the six-year, $100 million contract he signed last year.
If the Eagles cut him before this season's Super Bowl, they will not owe him anything. Cutting him in the spring would require a $3 million payout.
Vick made it clear on Monday that he wants to be a starter again.
"I'm confident in my abilities," Vick said. "I still feel like I'm one of the best and and I can play at a high level. I feel like I have a lot of football left."