Regardless of whether Eagles quarterback Mike Vick did or didn’t throw in the towel on Sunday after his team lost to the Falcons, the towel reportedly will be taken from him.
Howard Eskin, the sideline reporter for the Eagles’ radio broadcasts, reports that the team likely will switch from Vick to rookie Nick Foles.
Per Eskin, the decision came after coach Andy Reid met with coaches after the Week Eight loss to discuss the quarterback situation.
A third-round pick in the 2012 draft, Foles was taken 13 spots after Seahawks starter Russell Wilson. If the move happens, it will means that six of the first seven quarterbacks taken in April will be starting in this first seasons. The only exception is Broncos rookie Brock Osweiler.
And while it won’t be easy for Foles to make his debut on a Monday night in the Superdome, the Saints defense isn’t exactly potent. Except, of course, when compared to the Eagles’ defense.