It’s a move that surprises really no one, rather we were just waiting for the situation to play itself out. Neverhteless the Philadelphia Eagles have announced that Michael Vick will no longer be the starting quarterback this season and rookie Nick Foles has officially taken the reigns on offense.
Reid: I’m going to name Nick Foles as starter for rest of the season.
— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) December 3, 2012
The starting of Nick Foles is not contingent on Vick’s health either, which further proves that the Eagles are not planning on brining him back for another season next year, at least not at his current price.
Even if Vick fully recovers from the concussion he suffered and is cleared by every doctor on earth to return to action, he will be returning to the spot he’s been the past few weeks and a place a lot of Eagles fans have wanted him to be a lot sooner: the bench.
Now Foles didn’t win the Eagles game in his debut nor did he win the following game last night, but he did something Vick has failed to do, keep thing interesting. When the game was on the line, it wasn’t a Foles interception or a Foles fumble that shifted the momentum back to Dallas, it was someone else. And as long as the quarterback isn’t making mistakes, fans tend to keep their cool a lot longer than they usually do.
There was some speculation that the Eagles were done with Vick prior to his concussion, but with Foles now taking over, all Vick can do is wait out the season to be cut and find another team to try and re-redeem his career.