Nick Foles’ season has come to an end.
Foles, the rookie quarterback who became the Eagles’ starter after Michael Vick suffered a concussion and then remained the Eagles’ starter even after Vick was cleared to return, has suffered a broken hand. As a result, Eagles coach Andy Reid confirmed today, Foles will miss Week 17.
Although Reid didn’t say that he will definitely go back to Vick for Sunday’s season finale against the Giants, he did say that he is leaning toward starting Vick over the Eagles’ other quarterback, Trent Edwards. Sunday’s game is expected to be both Reid’s last as the Eagles’ coach and Vick’s last as the Eagles’ quarterback.
Vick starting may make the Eagles a more dangerous opponent for the Giants, who need to win on Sunday and get help in the form of the Cowboys, Bears and Vikings all losing in order to make the playoffs.
Reid said that Foles played through the entire second half of Sunday’s loss to the Redskins with the broken hand, and Reid said he was impressed with Foles’ toughness in playing well through the pain.