Mike Vick Benched, Foles Named Starting QB For Rest Of Season

Welp, I Definitely Didn’t See This One Coming, But I Know Michael Vick Did. It’s Shady How They’re Basically Using Him As A Scape Goat Though. For One, That O-Line Is Horrible, If He Isn’t Getting Protection Then How Do You Expect Him To Throw The Ball? Secondly, They Act Like Foles Came In, Won Some Games For Them & That’s Why They Gave Him The Starting Position. The Eagles Are Still On A 8 Game Losing Streak, So That Can’t Be It. Then To Top It Off, You Can Talk About How Foles Is Turning Over The Ball Less Than Vick But In Only 133 Attempts He’s Already Thrown 3 Picks Which Really Should Be 7 If They Weren’t Dropped By Various Defenders. All I Know Is, PETA Is Definitely Happy Right About Now.

Nick Foles will start at quarterback for the remainder of the season, Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid announced Monday.

Foles has started in place of Michael Vick, who has been out with a concussion, for the past three weeks. Reid said Vick is in Stage 4 of the NFL’s five-stage concussion protocol system and is showing signs of improvement.

But Reid made it clear that Foles will start even when Vick is cleared to return. He said he has discussed his decision with Vick.

“He was very positive about it. He completely understood. He was on board with it,” he said.
Foles was 22-of-34 for 251 yards and one touchdown in Sunday’s loss to the Cowboys. He has thrown for 793 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions and has a passer rating of 73.3. Vick struggled this season, committing 14 turnovers in nine games.

Reid also gave an update on running back LeSean McCoy, who has missed the past two games with a concussion. The Eagles’ starter is in Stage 3 of the concussion program, he said.

McCoy’s replacement has excelled in his place, although Philadelphia’s slide has continued.

The Eagles lost their eighth straight game Sunday despite 169 yards rushing and two touchdowns from Bryce Brown. Last week he set a team rookie record with 178 yards on the ground.


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