Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick clearly gives the Eagles the best shot at winning, even when Nick Foles is healthy. As we saw last week, Vick has more raw ability than Foles, fits Chip Kelly’s scheme better, and he’s more consistent on a week-to-week basis than the second-year signal-caller out of Arizona. Foles also suffered a concussion against the Dallas Cowboys, so Vick has been doing all that he can in order to return this week to face off against the rival New York Giants. If Vick suffers a setback (that will be the only thing that can hold him out this week, but it is a very real possibility), then the Eagles will have to turn to rookie Matt Barkley for the start.
CSN Philly’s Reueben Frank reports that no such setback occurred during practice today for Michael Vick and did more work at practice today, but Frank states that the real test for Vick will come on Friday. That’s when the Eagles will tell Vick to run at “full speed”, and that’s when we’ll see how healthy Vick’s hamstring really is. The Eagles will make the call based on how Vick looks, and it’s a tough situation since Vick’s health is paramount, but they also don’t want to throw Barkley into a fire (thank goodness it’s only the Giants).
All eyes should be peeled for constant practice updates regarding how Vick does on Friday, and it’s clear that the Eagles need Vick out there more than ever. He’s still clearly the best QB in Philly, and his rushing ability, deep ball (especially accuracy on the deep ball), and consistency make him the best option. Hopefully he continues to progress well.