We’ve got a possible controversy over the extent of the quarterback controversy in Philly. Reuben Frank of CSNPhilly.com reports that Eagles coach Andy Reid hasn’t flipped the switch from Mike Vick to Nick Foles. Yet.
Per Frank, Reid is “considering everything.” But decision hasn’t been made.
This doesn’t directly contradict the report from earlier today that, per Howard Eskin, a change is “likely.” It could simply be a matter of time before Vick is out and Nick is in.
As one source close to the situation explained it to PFT on Monday, several factors favor making the change now. Reid prefers to roll out new quarterbacks on the road, so they’ll get a chance to establish their sea legs without the local fans on their backs. Also, the Saints defense is, well, not good.
The only factor that cuts against using Foles now is the high-profile nature of the prime-time game against the 2-5 Saints. It’ll be televised by Monday Night Football, giving the game more scrutiny that it would realize if Foles were playing at 1:00 p.m. ET on a Sunday, absorbed within multiple other games.
Regardless, it may still happen. Or it may not. Either way, Reid is considering it, and he has the luxury of an extra day of preparation to make the change.