With Vick concussed, Eagles’ Foles to start vs. ‘Skins
Philadelphia, PA, United States (4E Sports) – Philadelphia Eagles rookie quarterback Nick Foles will start in place of injured Michael Vick against the Washington Redskins Sunday.
Coach Andy Reid labeled Vick’s concussion as “pretty significant” but did not rule him out for the game. He has not named Foles the full-time starter.
Vick suffered the injury early in the second quarter Sunday’s loss to the Dallas Cowboys. The team followed a concussion protocol and had to rest Vick.
Foles then made his NFL debut in relief of Vick and completed nearly 69 percent of his passes for 219 yards and one touchdown. He also threw an interception and fumbled the ball in the end zone.
He earned positive reviews from Reid for the effort.
“He did a nice job of keeping his eyes down the field when he was under pressure. He had a couple of nice plays there,” says Reid about Foles.
Fans have clamored for Foles to play since the preseason, and will now be a starter with the Eagles at 3-6.
Reid said that he is confident that Foles will do a nice job as a starter.
“Listen, I get excited for every game, but if the kid has an opportunity to start, I’m excited to see him play,” he quipped.
He also made it clear that Michael Vick remains the regular starting quarterback.
“I’m just telling you Michael is hurting right now. Nick is going to step in and be the quarterback until that point comes, and we’ll take it all from there,” Reid said.