Ever since Michael Vick went down with his concussion, I've been pounding the drum that Nick Foles should remain the Eagles' starting QB for the rest of the season, regardless of how he or the team performs.
I even went so far as to say that Andy Reid would be selfish not do so.
Before all the Vick lovers come crying, this is not about him. My reasoning for starting Foles is purely what I believe to be in the best interest for the future of this franchise. Simply put, we need to see if he is going to be our quarterback going forward.
Whether or not you're a Vick supporter, there is a legitimate chance that he will not return to the Eagles next season. The fact that there should be a new coaching staff in place, along with a huge amount of money owed to Vick, combine to make it likely that he will not, in fact, be back.
That's why this isn't about Vick. It's about the team and the future direction it will go. An incoming coach will need to have as much game tape as possible on Foles to determine if he will be the quarterback to lead this team.
With that said, every time Andy Reid is questioned about his starting quarterback, he has repeatedly said that Vick will be the starter when healthy. This just pisses me off to no end because it's stubborn and illogical.
I was listening to sports radio last week and I heard an interview with Ray Didinger. They started discussing Foles and Diddy felt the same way as I do...that he should start the rest of the year regardless.
However, Ray brought up another interesting point: Jeff Lurie should step in and tell Reid that if he insists on going back to Vick, he will have to fire him now rather than waiting until the end of the season.
I found myself agreeing 100%.
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