Nick Foles the future at QB for Philadelphia Eagles?
- By Marc Sessler
- Updated: Dec. 25, 2012 at 08:59 a.m.
Because the world is an unusual place, we'll be treated to one more glimpse of Michael Vick playing quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles.
He and coach Andy Reid aren't likely to be back next season, but both played a part in the unearthing of rookie passer Nick Foles, who most certainly will be. Foles will miss Sunday's game against the New York Giants with a broken hand, but stands out as a bright spot on an otherwise forgettable campaign for the 4-11 Eagles.
Foles went 1-5 as a starter, but threw six touchdowns to five interceptions and played with direction. Whoever takes over the team has enough tape to draw initial conclusions on the young passer. Reid -- who's been around a few quarterbacks over the years -- offered his take Monday:
"He's a quarterback that gives your team an opportunity to win," Reid told the Philadelphia Inquirer. "I think you're seeing him in a unique situation, where he (had to come in) later in the season. You look at the young quarterbacks who have had an opportunity to come up through (the Eagles system), and they have had time here to grow.
"It wasn't really pretty when they first began, and it continued to pick up as they got games under their belts. Nick got thrown in when other teams were working to their peaks. He was thrown into that situation. He has enough skill and ability to play."
With any luck, Vick and Reid are likely to find new jobs next season. Foles might already have one.