Michael Vick wants to start

Updated: December 21, 2012, 2:39 PM ET
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Michael Vick's future in the NFL may be uncertain. However, one thing that is certain is Vick's desire to be a starting quarterback.

"I'm not a backup. Just being honest, just being candid. I'm a full-fledged starter," Vick said in an interview with Philadelphia Magazine's Birds 24/7. "That's what I've got in me, that's what I provide, that's what I offer. Whatever happens, wherever I end up, they're going to get 110 percent. You're going to get the same thing out of me that you got the last two, three years and that's 110 percent effort and a guy that's confident in his abilities to play and win.

"I want to start. Yeah, I'm a starter. I'll feel that way until I start to feel like I'm becoming a problem on the team."

Vick I'm not a backup. Just being honest, just being candid. I'm a full-fledged starter. That's what I've got in me, that's what I provide, that's what I offer.

-- Eagles quarterback Michael Vick

Vick, one of many disappointments for the Philadelphia Eagles this season, has been sidelined since suffering a concussion on Nov. 11 against the Dallas Cowboys.

Vick struggled this season, committing 14 turnovers in nine games. He has 2,165 yards passing, 11 TDs and nine interceptions for a passer rating of 79.2. Since leading the Eagles to the 2010 NFC East title and starting in the Pro Bowl, Vick has been downright mediocre.

The Eagles are 10-12 since he signed a $100 million contract in August 2011. He has 27 touchdown passes and 21 interceptions in those 22 games.

A 10-year veteran, Vick has been medically cleared to return but with the Eagles (4-10) playing out the string, coach Andy Reid already announced a few weeks ago that rookie Nick Foles would start the remainder of the season.

Vick, who turns 33 in June and is due $15.5 million next season -- $3 million of which would be guaranteed on Feb. 6 -- already may have played his last game for the Eagles.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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