In the wake of the Eagles’ 30-17 loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, it is being reported that Eagles’ head coach Andy Reid is “leaning towards” sitting Vick and going with rookie Nick Foles at the starting quarterback position. Foles was a third-round pick in this year’s 2012 draft.
While the rookie has yet to see his first regular season action, Foles had a very impressive preseason this year, finishing with a beautiful 110.1 passer rating. Foles completed the preseason with a stat line reading 40 of 63 passing for 553 yards, with six touchdowns and two interceptions.
Originally following the Eagles’ Week 6 loss to the Detroit Lions, I professed that Foles was not the answer to the team’s offensive woes.
While I still don’t think that tossing a third-round rookie quarterback onto the field is the key to success, the Eagles might be all out of options.
Even though Vick has started to cut down on his turnovers tremendously, he is now having trouble moving the ball down the field. In all, he is just really not getting the job done at quarterback.
Yes, the Eagles’ offensive line has struggled in every game this season, but an elite quarterback must step up and win games regardless. I will say again, I do not think that Foles will step in and live up to any of the city of Philly’s expectations, but a change really may be necessary.
I have really tried to give Vick the benefit of the doubt all season, hoping that he would revamp this Eagles’ offense that is stacked with talent. But considering the team is an awful 3-4 with Week 9 approaching, it is hard to give Vick my support any longer.
So step aside, Vick and let Foles bask in the criticism of the never satisfied fans in Philadelphia.
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