Is A Quarterback Controversy Brewing For Philadelphia Eagles?
History repeated itself Sunday afternoon in Met Life Stadium. Michael Vick got injured. He looked to have pulled a hamstring after he ran out of bounds awkwardly grabbing for his hamstring and alerting the trainers. This was certainly a familiar sight for Philadelphia Eagles fans.
Nick Foles came on in relief of Vick and performed brilliantly. Foles threw for 200 yards and two touchdowns in second half duty. He also had a quarterback rating of over 100 and completed over 60 percent of passes. It was a near picture perfect half of football for Foles. This begs the question: Is there a quarterback controversy brewing in Philly?
I believe there is. It looks like Vick won’t be able to go this Sunday which thrusts Foles into duty for a second straight game. If he plays lights out football while Vick is on the sidelines injured, what do you do if you’re head coach Chip Kelly? It is certainly a decision I don’t envy.
While Vick was very effective running the ball using his legs and athletic ability he was highly ineffective through the air. You would think a veteran quarterback could expose a weak New York Giants secondary, but that never seemed to transpire. Foles, on the other hand, came in and methodically picked apart the Giants’ below average unit and not only moved the football but scored points in the red zone — something Vick failed to do.
Foles may give this team the best chance to win, and he is also younger. But Kelly has already said Vick is his guy if healthy. I have to think a couple of more performances like this one from Foles will change Kelly’s thinking.