Michael Vick said after the Philadelphia Eagles lost to the Atlanta Falcons 30-17 on Sunday that the team is considering a change at quarterback.
Eagles head coach Andy Reid hardly gave Vick a vote of confidence leading up to the team’s Week 8 game against the unbeaten Falcons, saying the former MVP contender was the team’s quarterback “as of today.” Looks like that status is even more uncertain.
“Obviously he’s thinking about making a change at the quarterback position,” Vick said after the game, per Tim McManus at PhillyMag.com. “The thing I do know when I go watch the film and evaluate myself is that I’m giving us every opportunity to win. I’m trying my hardest. Some things don’t go right when I want them to; some things do. If that’s the decision the coach wants to make, then I’ll support it.”
If the Eagles make a change, they would likely turn things over to rookie Nick Foles. Foles was a third-round pick from Arizona, and he went 40/63 for 553 yards, six touchdowns, and two interceptions during the preseason.
“I’ll go back and look at everything,” said Reid. “I’m not going to sit here and make decisions. I’m going to go back, look at it and analyze it.”
Vick was 21/35 for 191 yards and a touchdown pass in the loss. He rushed seven times for 42 yards, but the team trailed the entire game and never made it close against Atlanta.
Vick’s turnovers were a huge issue the first month of the season. Though he’s curbed those problems, the team has lost three games in a row. If things continue to go poorly for Philly, the bad season may lead to Vick’s release.