Even Michael Vick understands that he's no longer the Philadelphia Eagles' best option at quarterback.
Vick started the season at quarterback for the Eagles, and most assumed he was a perfect fit in Chip Kelly's offense. It took an injury to Vick for everyone to see that it was actually Foles who was the best match to run the offense.
Foles has thrown 16 touchdowns and no interceptions, including a NFL record-tying seven-touchdown game. The Eagles are 4-1 in his starts. He has played far better than Vick did before Vick injured his hamstring.
Vick, in an interview with 94 WIP (via CSN Philly), said Foles should remain the starter.
“In all honesty, in all fairness, how can you take a guy out of the game who’s been playing so well?” Vick said on 94 WIP. “I’ve been in this stage before, and I know what it’s like. I understand the position that this team is in, and the one thing I never want to do is be a distraction or put our team or our coaches in a position where they feel like they’re not doing the right thing or I feel like they’re not doing the right thing.
“I trust what’s going on, I enjoy being a part of it, I love the game of football in general. So it’s important to me to be there in support and be ready if my name and number is called again.”
Coach Chip Kelly has oddly refused to acknowledge Foles will be the Eagles' starting quarterback even when Vick can return to the lineup, but it's pretty obvious.
Vick will have an interesting next few months. He's 33 years old and on just a one-year deal with the Eagles. Assuming the Eagles move forward with 24-year-old Foles, Vick might not have an opportunity to start anywhere else. He is injury prone, which will also affect his opportunities of finding a job as a backup, assuming he'd be interested in that.
For the rest of this season, however, Vick understands the situation. It's Foles' team now.
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