The Philadelphia Eagles may be getting an extended audition for quarterback Nick Foles for the remainder of the season as Michael Vick could be out the rest of the year.
According to Howard Eskin of FOX 29 TV and 94 WIP Radio in Philadelphia, Vick could miss the rest of the season for the Eagles. Eskin reported Thursday night that Vick’s symptoms aren’t improving and are, in fact, getting worse.
Vick has missed the last two games for the Eagles after suffering a concussion against the Dallas Cowboys on Nov. 11. The Eagles said Thursday that Foles was going to start again this week against the Cowboys because Vick had not reached baseline levels during his concussion testing. The Eagles had said earlier that Vick was progressing through the concussion protocol and getting closer to a return.
If Vick is unable to play the rest of the season, it will give the Eagles a chance to evaluate Foles more thoroughly. Foles could make as many as seven starts by the end of the year to give Philadelphia a strong sample size to evaluate if he could be a starter for them long-term. For the season, Foles has completed 59 of 99 passes for 542 yards, a touchdown and three interceptions in three games since taking over for Vick.