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A disappointing end to Michael Vick's Eagles career

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CSN Philly's Reuben Frank looks back on the veteran's time with the Eagles.


The Philadelphia Eagles named Nick Foles the starting quarterback for the remainder of the season Monday, even if Michael Vick does come back healthy.

The announcement was an all-but-official sign that Vick's time in Philadelphia is done. Now that it's over, CSN Philly's Reuben Frank looks back on Vick's time as an Eagle as a disappointment:

Vick gave us 2½ months of thrills and a few other scattered moments of brilliance, including a season-ending four-game winning streak last year and last-minute comebacks this September against the Browns and Ravens.

But there were too many fumbles at crucial points, too many interceptions with the game on the line, too many costly mistakes when just one more big play would have won the game.

Would things have been different if Vick had a more consistent offensive line, a respectable defense, and an offensive coordinator who made more of a commitment to the running game?

Maybe. But it's too late to wonder what if.

Vick has made 34 starts for the Eagles over four seasons. He's 18-15 as the team's quarterback. Twelve of those losses came in the last two seasons.

The Eagles were dubbed "The Dream Team" before the 2011 season, but finished just 8-8. This season has been even worse. After starting the season 3-1, Philadelphia has lost eight games in a row.

This season, Vick has completed 58 percent of his passes for 2,165 yards and 11 touchdowns. He's thrown nine picks. And Vick, who was once known for his speed and scrambling ability, is averaging just 34 rushing yards per game -- a career low as a starter.

Vick lost his starting job after suffering a concussion in Week 10 against the Cowboys. Foles hasn't been much better since taking over for the veteran. Foles is 0-3 this season and has completed 60 percent of his passes for 793 yards. He's thrown two touchdowns and three interceptions.