The writing is on the wall even if Chip Kelly will not acknowledge it or even go there when questioned. The exit song is playing and Michael Vick must know his time is up. This is not saying a team would not pay him for his services, as there are plenty in the league without a solid quarterback. If Nick Foles puts together a strong showing on Sunday against the Green Bay Packers, the job should and will be his.
Aaron Rodgers will not be starting the game on Sunday and this certainly helps the Philadelphia Eagles‘ cause. Billy Davis‘ defense has emerged the past few weeks with steadily increasing play and they should give Seneca Wallace problems all afternoon. Foles will have his chance and, as long as the offensive line keeps him clean, should make the most of it.
We are half way through the season and it is time to stop with the mystery and experimentation. Vick has yet to show, in two years now, that he will get any of his old skills back. Matt Barkley hasn’t exactly dazzled in his limited playing time but, as a rookie, he deserves more developmental chances. Foles is in a prime spot, with his experience level in the league and his improving play, to solidify his role as starter.
There are many Vick apologists out there and many who still carry hatred for his criminal past. However, you feel, he has been a class act since joining the Eagles. He has set an example and directed the team through some tough seasons and now it is his time to move on. We want success now, not in memories and with a win on Sunday; Foles will provide the answer.