The Eagles will be going with a rookie at quarterback next weekend. As CSN Philly explains, that does not mean coach Andy Reid isn't optimistic about Nick Foles' chances.
A quarterback controversy in Philadelphia could be brewing. All signs point to rookie Nick Foles starting at quarterback in Week 11 as Michael Vick recovers from a concussion he sustained against the Cowboys. Vick has been the starter all season long and has a monster contract that will keep him with the Eagles for the foreseeable future.
The good folks over at CSN Philly poised an interesting question today: what if Foles leads the Eagles to a big win over the Redskins on Sunday? Would coach Reid continue to ride Foles, or does he give the job back to Vick once he's cleared to play? It could be a season-defining move for a coach that could be experiencing his final months with the organization.
Here is Geoff Mosher of CSN Philly with the latest from coach Andy Reid.
"I can't project the future," Reid said. "I'm just telling you what I'm telling you. Mike is the quarterback. Nick comes in and he's a relief pitcher and does his thing."
A report from Yahoo! surfaced Monday suggesting that Reid would keep Vick sidelined for the rest of the year regardless of the veteran's condition and that he would convince team brass that it's time for a transition to Foles, but the report cited an anonymous source and didn't link the source with the franchise.
It will certainly be interesting to see which way the Eagles go moving forward. Do you go with the horse you rode in on, or do you take a leap of faith with the young rookie? Coach Reid has a big decision to make in the coming weeks.