With the Philadelphia Eagles (3-4) season going a little less successful as anticipated, reports out of Philly are saying that Michael Vick will more than likely be benched in favor of rookie QB Nick Foles:
#eagles Andy Reid met with coaches after game on sunday to discuss QB situation. Meet again Mon Morn. I’m told likely QB change to Foles.
— Howard Eskin (@howardeskin) October 29, 2012
The Eagles have lost their last three games as Vick has struggled with turnovers during the first half of the season. Vick has thrown eight interceptions and fumbled nine times in seven games. Vick himself said he would support a change if Reid went in that direction:
“Obviously, he’s thinking about making a change at the quarterback position,” Vick said. “The thing I do know is that I’m giving us every opportunity to win. I’m trying my hardest. Some things don’t go right when I want them to. Some things do. So if that’s the decision that (Reid) wants to make, then I support it.”
On the season, Vick has completed 157-266 passes (.59 percent) for 1,823 yards and nine touchdowns while also rushing for 247 yards on 48 carries.
Foles was drafted in the third round by the Eagles this summer and has yet to throw a regular season NFL pass. Foles excelled during the preseason, leading to speculation that if Vick failed to produce, head coach Andy Reid would be confident enough in Foles to make a change.
The Eagles play the New Orleans Saints November 5 on Monday Night Football. The Saints defense is among the league’s worst and would be a prime opportunity to get Foles acclimated to the pro game.