Philadelphia Eagles No. 2 QB Nick Foles suffered a concussion in last week’s loss to the Dallas Cowboys, and he played an absolutely putrid game before sustaining the game-ending injury. Foles, who tore through a dysfunctional Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense the week before, completed just 11 of 29 passes for a measly 80 yards; that’s 2.8 yards per attempt. 2.8. It’s safe to say that Michael Vick is clearly the starter going forward, because he is more consistent than Foles on a week-to-week basis, has a more accurate deep ball, and he fits the scheme better. Vick’s rushing ability gives any offense a major boost, whereas Foles is a statue in the pocket.
Vick is trying to push things this week in order to return to play against the rival New York Giants, and he will have to play less than 100% on a hamstring injury. The biggest issue for the veteran starter is a possible setback, because veteran players rushing back from hamstring injuries are very susceptible to setbacks. But Vick knows that his team needs him, because the Eagles would almost certainly have to start rookie Matt Barkley if Vick suffers a setback. Barkley is a promising QB, but starting him this week is far from ideal.
Nick Foles is fully expected to miss this week’s contest with a concussion, and the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Jeff McLane reports that Chip Kelly stated Foles will not practice today and hasn’t even taken the imPACT test. At this point in time, it would be a surprise for him to be cleared in time to be active on Sunday.