At least for the moment, the Eagles apparent-lame duck coach doesn’t have to make a decision on the Eagles apparent-lame-duck quarterback.
Andy Reid said during his press conference Tuesday that Michael Vick hadn’t been cleared after his concussion, so a decision on whether to play him or Nick Foles is moot.
“We have to get him healthy here to see where he’s at,” Reid said, via Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer. “He took another test today and he didn’t pass it. I’m not going to put him at risk. I’m not going to do that. That’s not where we’re going with this thing.”
Of course, Reid probably doesn’t want to deal with the drama that would ensue if he picked Foles over a healthy Vick, either.
And frankly, as the release of Jason Babin this afternoon shows, the Eagles are clearly in “develop-the-kids” mode, whether Reid’s around to coach them or not.
“You saw some young guys play today,” Reid said. “If the young guys are available to play, we’re going to put them in and play them. If that’s the situation, I’m not going to hestitate to do that. But we’ll see how things go here as we continue to roll on.”
At this point, there’s nothing to gain by playing Vick, unless Reid wants to commit one last act of loyalty on his way out the door. Foles might not be the future, but Vick certainly isn’t.