Did Goodell Steer Vick to Eagles? NFL Says No - Page 2
After Goodell's refuting statement, Vick has backtracked somewhat on his GQ interview, releasing a statement of his own that the NFL commissioner had not steered him toward any particular team, reiterating that the decision was his own, and done "based on discussions with my agent, my family and with Coach Reid."
Goodell assigned former Colts coach Tony Dungy to mentor Vick following his prison release. When Vick was signed by the Eagles, it was very likely that Dungy, a staunchly religious and conservative man known for upright and professional behavior, had much more to do with Vick's probationary signing than either Goodell or McNabb.
However the story goes, Vick restated "I'm very happy with the way it has worked out for me and my family."