Michael Vick started the season as the starting quarterback of the Philadelphia Eagles before injuries gave the job to Nick Foles for five of the last six games.
Foles has the Eagles offense rolling in Vick’s absence. He’s completing nearly 64-percent of his passes and has thrown 16 touchdowns and zero interceptions. Philadelphia is 4-1 in five starts by Foles this season.
Vick is getting closer to being back to full health but even he says the Eagles have to stick with Foles as their starting quarterback.
“In all honesty, in all fairness, how can you take a guy out of the game who’s been playing so well?” Vick said during his weekly appearance on 94 WIP, via CSNPhilly.com.
“I’ve been in this stage before, and I know what it’s like. I understand the position that this team is in, and the one thing I never want to do is be a distraction or put our team or our coaches in a position where they feel like they’re not doing the right thing or I feel like they’re not doing the right thing.
“I trust what’s going on, I enjoy being a part of it, I love the game of football in general. So it’s important to me to be there in support and be ready if my name and number is called again.”
Foles is under contract beyond this season. Vick isn’t. The Eagles offense is performing with Foles under center. Philadelphia was 2-4 in six games started by Vick. It’s an obvious decision. Vick understands that.
“He can potentially be a starter in this league for a long time. It’s just about timing, as of right now. As long as he keeps doing what he’s doing, he’s going to continue to build that case,” Vick said.