Nick Foles will get another opportunity to prove that he should be the one leading the Philadelphia Eagles from here on out.
Sports Illustrated is reporting that Michael Vick will likely be out again Sunday when the Eagles face the Cowboys, and Foles will likely get the start.
According to ESPN.com, Vick was still not feeling 100% on Tuesday, and said he’d be limited to simply “being a pocket passer if he had to play today.”
“I feel it getting better,” Vick said. “It’s just when I try to burst, that knot is still there. I think another week of rehab can put me in position where I can start gaining some confidence in it and doing things I normally do. … It can be re-aggravated quickly. Because mine is up so high, and the way I run, I’ve got to take precautions. I can’t overdo it. If I do, it can be another two to three weeks.”
“If I had to go in a game, I could sit in the pocket and throw the football,” Vick said. “That’s like playing seven-on-seven. But seven-on-seven is kind of unrealistic on Sundays. You’ve got people coming at you. So being an emergency guy, that’s just what I’m going to be, if that’s the case.”
This is the game right here.
If Foles is erratic and displays the same inconsistencies that he did after defeating the Buccaneers last year, Vick will no doubt have the reigns for the remainder of the season if healthy.
If Foles can go out and dominate the Cowboys, then the Nick Foles era may have officially began in Philadelphia.