Michael Vick’s brother, Marcus Vick, deleted a comment demanding the Philadelphia Eagles trade the quarterback during a Twitter rant.
“Please trade my brother. We requesting out of Philly!!!! Please please please,” Marcus Vick tweeted during the first quarter of the Eagles game against the New Orleans Saints, according to NBC Sports.
The tweet has since been deleted from Marcus Vick’s account. He explained why he demanded the trade, which his brother was unaware of because he was playing Monday night.
“Only reason I said trade was bc I hear all that [Eagles backup quarterback] Nick Foles [starting] talk. Honestly who is he? What was his college record at Arizona?#letmeknow,” Marcus Vick wrote Monday night.
Marcus Vick’s rant caught the eye of sports reporters, who asked Michael Vick about whether he wanted out of Philadelphia during a post-game news conference. Clearly, Michael Vick was not thrilled with hid brother’s comments.
“You say he tweeted that during the game? Sorry, I’m not aware of that,” Vick told reporters, according to NBC Sports. “That’s something that I’m really going to have to address once I leave here.”
The trade demand was part of a series of tweets sent by Marcus Vick during the Eagles-Saint game. Marcus railed about the Eagles offensive line, saying any quarterback would fail if they played behind that unit.
“I never seen a Qb get hit every time he drop back. Lol crazy!!!,” Michael Vick’s brother wrote, adding, “All that bashing my brother take. All the tough sacks and knockdowns the Eagle fans want to blame Mike Vick?”
Michael Vick denied that he wants out of Philadelphia. The Eagles are underachieving this season with a 3-5 record.
“We out there fighting as hard as we can, giving it everything we’ve got,” he said. “That’s certainly not the case. Not the case here. I love each and every guy in that locker room and if I can make every play right, I would. I know they would do the same. So that’s certainly not the case.”
Eagles head coach Andy Reid was considering benching Vick in favor of Nick Foles, a rookie, but eventually kept Vick as the starter.
Marcus Vick doubted whether Foles would have more success than his brother in Philadelphia, attributing the team’s woes to the offensive line.
“All I hear is the fans saying ‘ bring n Nick Foles’ like wtf he gone do behind that O-line? #letmeknow,” he wrote.