According to a source the Philadelphia Eagles will start rookie quarterback Nick Foles this week versus their division rival Washington Redskins in a game that could essentially end or extend their season.
Michael Vick suffered what head coach Andy Reid has called a “pretty significant concussion” during the second quarter of the Eagles 38-23 home loss to the Dallas Cowboys Sunday afternoon which dropped them to 3-6 on the season. The Eagles are in last place in the NFC East and two and a half games behind the New York Giants for first with just seven games remaining in the season.
Foles had a decent performance backing Vick up in his first true extended duty of pro football action against the Cowboys on Sunday. The third round selection of the Eagles in this past season’s draft passed for 219 yards, one touchdown and one interception while completing 22 of his 32 pass attempts.
Reid also iterated that Vick is still the team’s starting quarterback and will resume his role as so when he is cleared to play following the concussion. Eagles fans were ecstatic to see Foles enter the game on Sunday when Vick left due to the fact that this season has been full of disappointment with Vick being in the center of it all with his performances this year which have been filled with turnovers.
The Eagles have now lost five straight games for the first time in Reid’s 14-year tenure as head coach in Philadelphia. Maybe Foles is exactly what they need as a unit to play some more inspired football in attempts to salvage their season and Reid’s job.