Sportsbook Betting – Eagles Sign Michael Vick

December 1, 2010 Sportsbook

Sportsbook betting on the Philadelphia Eagles could be interesting later this year as the team signed Michael Vick on Thursday.

Vick has been out of football since 2006 when he played for the Atlanta Falcons.  He spent just under two years in prison for his role in a dogfighting ring but now he is back and the odds at the sportsbooks could be impacted.

Sportsbook betting tells us that Vick signed a one-year deal with the Eagles for $1.6 million and the Eagles have a second year option for $5.2 million.  Sportsbook betting indicates that Vick made some comments on Friday in a press conference trying to explain some of the things in his past. "For the life of me, I can’t understand why I was involved in such pointless activity," Vick said. "Why did I risk so much at the pinnacle of my career?"

Vick joins Donovan McNabb and the Eagles this NFL betting season although Vick’s playing status still has to be determined by commissioner Roger Goodell.  Vick can play in the last two preseason games and he will be able to play by the sixth regular season game at the latest as sportsbook betting info indicates. "I have said several times in recent weeks that I want Michael to be one of the NFL’s success stories as an individual and as a football player," Goodell said. "I believe he can accomplish both goals with the Eagles organization, which has done an outstanding job in the community and on the field these last 15 years under the direction of owner Jeffrey Lurie. I know the Eagles will provide strong support but, ultimately, Michael’s success is up to him and the decisions he makes."

The Eagles are taking a major gamble on Vick but it could help them in sportsbook betting at sportsbooks. The Eagles have never won a Super Bowl and they are trying to do anything they can to improve their sportsbook betting chances. Philadelphia is one of the sports betting favorites at sportsbooks in Super Bowl sportsbook betting this season. 

Sportsbook betting tells us that Vick will practice for the first time with Philadelphia on Saturday. Head coach Andy Reid has definite plans for Vick and sportsbook betting results could be affected. "I will say, though, that he will contribute," Reid said. "You can ask defensive coordinators on other teams if they’re worried about that."

The Eagles are one of the sportsbook betting favorites in the NFC along with the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys at sportsbooks. The Eagles are also considered a contender in sportsbook betting to win the Super Bowl this season.