Since the end of Sunday afternoon's loss at home to the Atlanta Falcons rumors have run around the football world that Michael Vick would be benched for rookie quarterback Nick Foles. However, on Wednesday morning Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid announced that Vick would be the starter for the team's upcoming game against the New Orleans Saints on Monday Night Football.
Reuben Frank of CSNPhilly.com reported the news on Wednesday and added that Vick will have the job for the entire game in New Orleans. This news came after a report from Howard Eskin on Monday that a quarterback change to Foles was "likely."
Looking at the team objectively, specifically offensively, this is not a good football team. While the team is 3-4 and technically has a chance to make the playoffs, the team has played uncoordinated, lost, and lackadaisical in every game they have played. Because of this, it is extremely unlikely they make the playoffs because a four or five game winning streak just does not seem possible at this point with the team as is.
No one wants to see their team lose bad on national television, but if Vick falls flat on his face against the worst defense in the league it will be time for a change. Unless something drastically changes, Vick will not be the team's quarterback next season and the franchise will need to know what they have in Foles before the 2013 season so they can decide if he is the future or if they need to get a new quarterback. However for the time being, this is Michael Vick's football team.
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