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Andy Reid Will Stick With Michael Vick For At Least One More Week

Eagles HC Andy Reid mentioned on Tuesday that Michael Vick will be their starting quarterback in Week 8.

The Eagles are currently on bye this week, but they have already begun the process of evaluating the team as a whole, which resulted in defensive coordinator Juan Castillo being fired.

ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio mentioned that rookie Nick Foles could take over as the team’s starting quarterback at some point in the near future.

Vick has had a hard time limiting turnovers this season and his decision making has been questionable at best. He’s no longer impacting games as much with his feet and his arm, which has resulted in some erratic performances by the Eagles’ offensive unit.

At this point in time, it seems like a decent possibility that the Eagles will release Vick following the season to prevent them paying large base salaries in the coming years. The only question will be whether or not Andy Reid survives another season in Philly.

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Eagles quarterback Michael Vick didn’t get a strong endorsement today by head coach Andy Reid during his Monday afternoon press conference, per Tim McManus of Philly Mag.

When asked if he was committed to Vick being the Eagles starter, Reid replied with, “Today, I am.” Reid would then go on to state that he would take a hard look at everything, including whether Vick gives them the best chance at winning.

The Eagles lead the league in turnovers with 17 and Vick has contributed to all but four of those turnovers thru six games this season. With the Eagles being on a bye this week, Reid will have plenty of time to evaluate Vick. While Vick has struggled this season and with Reid’s job potentially on the line, it would be a very daring move for Reid to bench Vick in favor of backup rookie quarterback Nick Foles. If Vick struggles out of the bye in Week 8, it’ll be very interesting to see if Reid opts to play Foles.

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