Just 14 months after Michael Vick signed a $100 million contract with the Philadelphia Eagleds, it looks like the quarterback is done as the team’s starter.
Howard Eskin of FOX 29 and WIP Radio in Philadelphia reports that Andy Reid will likely make a change at quarterback. The head coach met with his coaches on Sunday, after the Eagles loss to the Falcons, and will do so again on Monday. Rookie Nick Foles would get the starting job.
Vick struggled again in Philadelphia’s Week 8 contest against Atlanta. He threw for just 191 yards in the team’s 30-17 loss. The Eagles dropped to 3-4 and 2.5 games back in the NFC East.
At the postgame press conference, Vick told the media that Reid was considering making a change at quarterback. His poor play the entire season could leave the head coach without any choice.
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With eight interceptions and three fumbles lost, Vick has more turnovers than touchdowns. His 78.6 quarterback rating is the lowest since he joined Philadelphia, and he hasn’t come close to matching his stellar play of 2010.
According to Eskin, Vick’s repeated mistakes are what will, ultimately, put him on the bench.
“I'm told Vick made 2 bad audible mistakes on calls and has same problems each wk,” Eskin tweeted. “Reid leaning 2 change at QB bcause Vick not getting better.”
If Vick does lose his job, the Eagles don’t have a proven option to replace him. Foles was taken in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft, and hasn’t made a throw in his young career. He started three years at Arizona, throwing for 67 touchdowns in college.
The Eagles will visit the Saints in Week 9.