Michael Vick On Backing Up Foles: I Have To Accept My Role Like A Man

Eagles quarterback Michael Vick hasn’t played a down in over a month after being knocked out a loss to the Cowboys with a concussion.

During that time the Eagles have continued to slide, and with 2 games left have decided to see what rookie Nick Foles can do.

Vick told the Philadelphia Daily News “he embraces helping Foles and has to accept his role as a backup like a man.”

“That’s just the way things are right now,” he said, when asked about not being the starter, perhaps ever again here. “I have to roll with the punches and deal with it, make the most of it, continue to work hard, try to get better, continue to help Nick out, continue to help (backup Trent Edwards), continue to help this football team, do my job as a leader … regardless if I’m the starter or the third-string quarterback.”

“I’m a competitor, and I’ve always felt like and will continue to feel like I’m one of the best and can play at a high level … I want to be out there, I want to play, but it’s just not the ideal situation right now … I have to accept my role, accept it like a man, continue to find positives out of it.”