Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick plans to be a bigger rushing threat this year, according to Philly.com. Vick has dealt with injuries in the past and was less mobile than previous years under Andy Reid, but with a new regime in Philadelphia, Vick is planning to run even more.
Chip Kelly's offense relies on a mobile quarterback, and the report suggests that Vick was envious of quarterbacks such as Robert Griffin III and Colin Kaepernick, who utilized their rushing prowess to advance their teams into and through the playoffs.
Vick was recently named the starter, winning a quarterback battle over Nick Foles and rookie Matt Barkley. He should play at least two quarters in Saturday's third preseason game.
Fantasy Impact: Overlooking rushing numbers for quarterbacks when making your draft picks seems to be a thing of the past. With the read option becoming more prevalent and with quarterbacks getting more and more athletic, taking these things into account is now a big part of draft day. Fantasy owners should beware of Vick's injury history, but he still seems a solid option and a popular option going forward.