Vick Is No Longer Number One, Nick Foles Is Now The Eagles Starting QBBREAKING NEWS, Eagles, News, Quarterbacks Monday, December 3rd, 2012
It’s all but official, the Michael Vick era here in Philadelphia is over. Andy Reid made it public that Nick Foles will be the starting quarterback of the Philadelphia Eagles for the rest of the season and that includes when Vick recovers from the concussion.
Big Red said he talked to Vick about his decision.
“I didn’t mention that I spoke to Michael but I did speak to him. He was very positive about it”, Reid said. “Completely understood and was on board.”
Everything from here on out is about the future. This year is over for all intents and purposes. I give Reid credit he is doing right by Jeffrey Lurie and the Eagles organization.
“I think where we’re at right now in the season that gives this kid an opportunity to play and finish it up”, Reid said. “Number one, I just think he’s playing well enough to where I think he can win football games for us, and two, I think where we sit at this position in the season, [and] I think it’s the right thing to do. With Michael we need to make sure he gets healthy. This thing has carried on a while here now and I want to make sure he is good to go.”
In all likelihood, Vick has started his last game as a Philadelphia Eagle. The Eagles have a three day window to say good-bye to Vick and not have to pay dearly for with their salary cap. Next year he is slated to make $16 million dollars and you know that’s not going to happen with him backing up or fighting for the starting job.
Another reason which Reid articulated for making this decision was the way Foles has been growing as a quarterback during these games.
“Listen, you guys have seen him”, Reid said today during his news conference. “Just the progression. You see the footwork is better when he’s throwing the football. It’s allowing us to add more into his repertoire of throws and he’s been working very hard on that. The [drop backs], that’s the thing that young quarterbacks have to learn and then coordinate [the drop backs and footwork] with the secondary they’re seeing, and they have to do this within a couple [seconds] and get it right. I’ve seen improvement there.”
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