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The four-time Pro Bowl quarterback will start for the New York Jets (2-1) against the Eagles (1-2) in Thursday night’s, August 28, preseason finale.
Jets starter Geno Smith and most stars of both teams will not be playing.
Vick resurrected his career in Philadelphia after missing two seasons because he was involved in dogfighting, and spent some time imprisoned. He began his five-year stint with the Eagles as a third-string quarterback behind Donovan McNabb and Kevin Kolb in 2009, and finished as the backup to Nick Foles.
Then, Vick had the best season of his career in 2010, and was The Associated Press Comeback Player of the Year, the NFC Pro Bowl starter and led the Eagles to an NFC East title.
“I had a great run there with a lot of great memories and accomplished some things that can never be taken away from me. I’m ecstatic about that, thankful and very grateful.”