What a difference a week can make. After week six, it seemed the Philadelphia Eagles‘ were ready to turn the team over to Nick Foles. The second-year QB played well as the Eagles beat the winless Bucs and after Michael Vick ruled himself out of week seven with an injury, the writing seemed to be on the wall. Now, one ugly loss and a head injury later, Vick is again in line to quarterback the Eagles.
Foles suffered a concussion against the Dallas Cowboys, but he also wasn’t playing very well before the injury occurred. Chip Kelly says that the decision on who will start at QB in week eight will be made based on health. But to me, if Vick is healthy, he’s the obvious choice.
Foles has played well at times in his career, but he’s never played at a level clearly higher than Vick. You can make an argument that he gives the team a better chance to win, but it’s not a sound argument. Vick is more experienced and simply a player that can do more on the football field. There’s no denying that he has a history of getting hurt and turning the ball over, but he still has a tremendous upside.
The Eagles currently sit at 3-4, a record that has them very much alive in this year’s NFC. It’s time they go back to Vick for good the rest of the season. We all know this is going to be his last year with the team if he comes up short once again, so why not just see where he can lead them? Sure, he could get hurt again, but the Eagles have come this far with him, they might as well hand him the reigns for the rest of 2013 and let it all hang out.