Michael Vick to Start for Injured Rookie Nick Foles

Michael Vick will start at least 1 more game for the Philadelphia EaglesPhiladelphia Eagles fans get to watch Michael Vick work his magic on the field one more time this season. After Nick Foles was named the starter for the rest of the season, regardless if Vick was healthy, I thought we would never get to watch him take a snap in an Eagles jersey again. Luckily for all of those Vick fans, he will be the starter against the New York Giants Sunday. Unfortunately Foles will be sitting out due to a hand injury.

The second half against Washington was disappointing and started to make Foles seem like he may not be the quarterback many thought he was. However, reports have come out that Foles played the second half against the Washington Redskins with a hairline fracture in his hand. This explains the numerous poor throws observed throughout the second half and in the final drive. For those who missed it, a relatively open Jeremy Maclin had a pass underthrown to him in the end zone that would have tied the game.

So all is forgiven for a poor half of football, right? Not in my opinion. You do not put your team in a position to win by coming out and throwing the ball with an injury to your throwing hand, especially if it could make the injury worse by playing. I give credit to Foles for wanting to prove that he is a tough quarterback and playing through it, but with the season lost it is not worth it.

It is not all bad. Yes it is disappointing to see Foles go down, but now Vick gets to step back under center and potentially go out with a bang. The Eagles take on the Giants, where in week four Vick led the team down field to set up the game winning field goal. Vick threw for 241 yards and one touchdown, while LeSean McCoy rushed for 123 yards and no touchdowns.

Despite everyone’s opinion on how Foles could be the future, Vick still puts the Eagles in the best spot to win. It is understood the Eagles will not be in the playoffs, but when facing a division rival, you want nothing more than to win. Before going out with a concussion in week 10 against Dallas, Vick had gone six for nine with 70 yards and a touchdown. That put his season totals at 2,165 yards, 11 touchdowns and 9 interceptions.  Any problems with his play this season should have an asterisk next to it for the offensive line he was forced to play behind. Hopefully they can keep him on the field come Sunday so he can show the rest of Philadelphia what he has shown me.

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Matthew Regan

Matthew Regan was born and raised in Philadelphia. Naturally he grew up as a fan and has endured through all the troubles and bright spots that came along with being a Philly fan. Although he tends to have a different view than others he is always an interesting read. You can follow him on twitter at @MattRegan5

One Response

  1. mark r says:

    does anyone think the future star eagles quarterback is in their organization at this time?perhaps a trade or a free agent or one more poor season and a draft. doug peterson led us during the start of the reid tenure.