Andy Reid: Philadelphia Eagles sticking with Nick Foles

  • By Gregg Rosenthal
  • Around The League editor
  • Updated: Dec. 14, 2012 at 10:41 a.m.

Michael Vick was healthy enough to play on Thursday night, according to NFL Network's Alex Flanagan. Vick passed the final stages of his concussion testing this week, and it sounds like he should be available the final two weeks of the season.

He will remain a backup, assuming he's active at all.

Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid was asked about rookie quarterback Nick Foles' status after a shaky performance against the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday night.

"I'm going to stick with Nick," Reid said.

It has a ring to it. And the idea sounds popular with Foles' teammates.

"I think he is maturing as a quarterback each week. I think he shows signs that he can be a good -- not good, but great quarterback in this league," Jeremy Maclin said ,via Philly Magazine's 24/7 blog. "We'll continue to roll with him."

Foles has a big arm and has shown nice pocket presence overall. Foles underthrew a pass down the sideline that was picked off, which started Philadelphia's downward spiral in the second half.
"He's got a real strong arm. You can put his arm up against anybody in the league," Reid said.

We doubt Reid will be coaching the Eagles next year, but he should be coaching somewhere. We'd guess that Foles will be playing too, as the starter for the Eagles.