The Philadelphia Eagles need to make Nick Foles “the guy” and move on from the inconsistent and oft-injured Michael Vick. The veteran can no longer be counted on to stay healthy to even play in half of the Eagle’s games, and it’s time for the second-year man to get his turn to be the starting QB without having to look over his shoulder.
Foles is saying all the right things, noting that it’s still up to the coaches to make him the guy as he returns from his concussion:
“That’ll be their decision,” Foles told reporters in Philadelphia after practice. “I feel good … I’m ready to go,” he said.
“We haven’t seen him out here since he played in the Dallas game,” offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur said. “We’ve got to see where he’s at. He’s medically cleared for us, but we’ll see how he responds to the practice reps today.”
Foles is 52/90 for 622 yards with six touchdowns and no interceptions this year playing in a new offensive system, and he’s shown enough this year and last year that the Eagles need to make him the full time starter, if for no other reason than to realize they need to draft a quarterback in next year’s QB-heavy NFL Draft class.