Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles losing starting job for being too conservative?

Aug 15, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) throws a pass against the Carolina Panthers during the first half at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

When training camp opened, many figured the battle for the Philadelphia Eagles starting quarterback job would be a fight until the final week.

Now, through two weeks, Michael Vick has all but won the job, much of it not because of what he’s done but rather, what Nick Foles hasn’t done.

According to the National Football Post, Foles has played far too conservative for those close to the Eagles organization, showing little big play ability. It’s likely to cost him his potential starting job.

Per NFP:

On other “quarterback battlefronts” around the league, it sure appears that most if not all of the head-to-heads have already been settled. It will be an upset if Kevin Kolb (Buffalo), Blaine Gabbert (Jacksonville), Brandon Weeden (Cleveland), and Michael Vick (Philadelphia) aren’t the opening day starters for their respective teams. Vick has been sharp, seems to have a good grasp of rookie coach Chip Kelly’s uptempo offense, and appears more motivated. Challenger Nick Foles hasn’t had a terrible camp or preseason, but observers contend he’s playing things too safe.

Topics: Michael Vick, Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles

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