According to Jason LaConfora, that is exactly the case.
Sources from two teams who would be in the market for a quarterback said they don’t expect Vick to be dealt until the preseason. That’s when his value could be enhanced by strong preseason performances, a full offseason of work with his team and injuries/uncertainty at quarterback on other teams.
We’re not necessarily buying it. Sure, the $1.5 mil the Eagles would need to pay Vick to stay around till then isn’t that much money. But the crux of this argument is that the Eagles would be able to get something more valuable to them in July than before the draft.
If teams are as hot on Vick as some would have you believe, then the time to strike is now, before those teams move forward with other plans for their quarterback position.