The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback situation has been a mess and last week’s injury to Michael Vick hasn’t made things any easier. However, there could be some good news for the team and their fans now that Nick Foles has been medically cleared to return to practice following a concussion two weeks ago.
Foles’ clearance doesn’t automatically mean he will enter Week 9 as the starter, but at least it will be possible.
From Eagles Insider:
Shurmur: Foles and Barkley will share reps today … Foles is back on practice field because he has been cleared medically.
— Eagles Insider (@EaglesInsider) October 29, 2013
If Foles can’t go, the Eagles will give rookie Matt Barkley the first start of his career.
Barkley has been a disaster when he’s taken the field and has been a complete turnover machine.
He is not ready for the NFL, so rolling Barkley out as the starter would spell bad news for the Eagles chances of getting back in the win column.
Foles was also a mess in his last start, so there is no guarantee the Eagles will get quality play under center, but it is more likely with the veteran over the rookie.