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Is Michael Vick quarterback of Eagles' future?

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09:30 AM ET 10.05 | Michael Vick has 12 games, barring a playoff run, left on his contract. The quarterback is on pace to set a career-high in passing yards and a career-low in turnovers, but with each loss for the clearly rebuilding Eagles, the likelihood that he would defy odds once again and return in 2014 appears to be nil. "I think that's solely up to the direction that this ownership wants to go in," Vick said to The Inquirer last week. "Obviously, I love Philadelphia. I don't want anything more than to bring a championship to this city. "But the most important thing for me is to keep playing consistently, giving this team the best chance to win. It's hard because . . . I think about my future, I think about me being on a one-year deal. But I don't know what's going to happen. I just want to win." But if the Eagles were to lose and fall to 1-4, despite the mathematical implications, it might be time to consider Nick Foles' eventually getting an opportunity to start. He has shown enough to warrant an extended look. It would give the Eagles a head start on evaluating Foles' future as a potential NFL starter, and if the drop off from Vick is as minimal as Kelly has said, it would allow the team to stay competitive. The unknown in this scenario is if Kelly believes he already has a grasp on Foles' capabilities. He first opted to bring Vick back for another year because of the obvious uncertainty about the second-year quarterback and then drafted Matt Barkley, albeit in the fourth round.

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October 5, 2013  09:44 AM ET

Is a 33-year old QB ever the "future"?

October 5, 2013  09:44 AM ET

Play like hell for Manziel?

October 5, 2013  09:44 AM ET

Is Michael Vick quarterback of Eagles' future?

He's not very good as the quarterback of the present.

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October 5, 2013  10:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

No.........Next question

beat me to it.

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October 5, 2013  10:11 AM ET

Mediocre QB on a mediocre team

October 5, 2013  10:16 AM ET

I don't know about the future but he's the quarterback for now. Put in Foles, and you'll see why.

October 5, 2013  10:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Is a 33-year old QB ever the "future"?

Good point but, don't forget, Vick took a long "vacation" in the middle of his career so, he should have a couple good years left in him.

October 5, 2013  10:45 AM ET
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Is Michael Vick quarterback of Eagles' future? He's not very good as the quarterback of the present.

In other words, this is his future.

October 5, 2013  10:47 AM ET

Even at Vick's best the Eagles aren't good enough.

October 5, 2013  10:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Even at Vick's best the Eagles aren't good enough.

Bring back Donovan McNabb! :-)

October 5, 2013  11:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Bring back Donovan McNabb! :-)

There ya go, that'll fix it

October 5, 2013  11:09 AM ET

I hope so.

October 5, 2013  11:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Bring back Donovan McNabb! :-)

Bring back Randall Cunningham. He should be just as good.

October 5, 2013  11:16 AM ET

Or maybe Jaworski, or Norm Snead.

Or worst case, Norm van Brocklin.

October 5, 2013  11:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Or maybe Jaworski, or Norm Snead.Or worst case, Norm van Brocklin.

Brett Favre! Don't forget Brett Favre! His agent says he's ready to step into any lineup and make a difference. Naturally, he didn't explain what kind of difference would he make.

October 5, 2013  11:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Or maybe Jaworski, or Norm Snead.Or worst case, Norm van Brocklin.

Or one of the Detmers. Or Rodney Peete. Or Roman Gabriel.

 
October 5, 2013  11:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Brett Favre! Don't forget Brett Favre! His agent says he's ready to step into any lineup and make a difference. Naturally, he didn't explain what kind of difference would he make.

With the advancement of social media, he can be texting pics of his junk in no time!

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