The Philadelphia Eagles playoff went down the drain for the 2012-13 NFL season after they lost on Sunday Night Football to the division rival Dallas Cowboys, 38-23.
With nothing left to play for, head coach Andy Reid announced on Monday that the team will use the remainder of the season to see what rookie quarterback Nick Foles can bring to the table.
“Today I’m going to name Foles — Nick — the starting quarterback for the remainder of the season,” said Reid, per the Washington Post. “Mike is on the fast track so we might be able to get him back this season. No. 1 is his health, most importantly. And No. 2 it gives one of our young players an opportunity to play here the next four games as the starter. Each week he’s come in as the replacement guy.
“Now he is the starter and we’ll see how he does with that on his plate.”
The key factor in Reid’s situation was winning football games. Reid believes Foles can help the team win games to finish out the year and he wants to make sure Vick gets back to 100 percent health.
“I think where we’re at in the season it gives us an opportunity to play and finish it up,” Reid said. “He’s playing well enough to where I think he can win football games and I think where we sit at this position in the season it’s the right thing to do. And Michael, we’ve got to make sure he gets healthy.”
It may not matter in the long run. All signs point to Reid and Vick being ousted at the season’s end.