The Philadelphia Eagles‘ struggles at the quarterback position have been well documented this year. Michael Vick has again been unable to stay on the field, Nick Foles was also derailed because of a concussion and Matt Barkley hasn’t looked great in his first two professional appearances. It’s certainly too early to write off Foles and Barkley, but team owner Jeffrey Lurie is making no bones about the importance of the quarterback position.
During a recent interview, Lurie insinuated that the team won’t stop until it finds its franchise QB:
“We need someone to step up, whether it’s an existing young quarterback or somebody we go out and acquire. We know, this is no secret, quarterback is the position and the most important difference-maker.”
He also would go on to say that quarterback is the team’s number one priority.
Everybody knows that a team is only as good as its quarterback and right now, the Eagles are struggling because of a lack of consistency at the position. Obviously, Philly’s defense has its fair share of problems too, but the Eagles would be in much better shape if they had a reliable signal-caller taking the field each week.
We’ll have to see how 2013 ends up playing out, but if the Eagles find themselves in the top 10 in next year’s draft, they should seriously consider taking another QB. However, best case scenario would be for Foles to take off and really make strides in the second half of this season. But based on what we’ve seen from him so far, that doesn’t seem likely to happen.