According to Pro Football Talk, Eagles quarterback Nick Foles is still taking first-team reps in practice today while Michael Vick is recovering from a hamstring injury. However, the question of how long Foles will be taking these reps remains unanswered.
Vick told reporter today that he still has some work to do before he is fully healthy, via Pro Football Talk:
I’m just working every day, I can’t say how close I am to 100 percent. It was a bad hamstring pull. . . . I feel myself getting better, but I feel it if I try to burst.
However, it is also possible he would be starting even if Vick was healthy, at least according to offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur:
Coach Kelly will address those questions about who the quarterback is when both of them are healthy. At this point, we’ll go with Nick. When Mike’s healthy, we’ll have that discussion.
Foles has played great in relief of Vick, so it is no surprise that he may remain the starter for the Eagles even once Vick returns. The second-year quarterback has completed 67-percent of his passes for 542 yards and 5 touchdowns in relief of Vick. More importantly, he hasn’t thrown a pick while leading the Eagles to two victories in as many weeks. Vick, on the other hand, has struggled with both his accuracy and turnovers this year, only completing 54-percent of his passes with four turnovers.