Eagles Michael Vick Likely Out Again for Week 9

Vick looked hobbled and unsure of himself during Week 8

Vick looked hobbled and unsure of himself during Week 8

Just when the Philadelphia Eagles thought their quarterback situation could not get any worse, it did.

Chip Kelly is already reporting that he does not expect Vick to be ready for Week 9.

After losing backup Nick Foles to a concussion during Week 7, Philly fans breathed a sigh of relief when they heard Vick was back under center for Week 8.

Unfortunately for everyone involved, Vick was worse than before and never should have been back on the field to begin with. He was clearly not healthy enough to run the read option, and was inefficient with the football, completing just 6-of-9 passes for 30 yards and one interception.

His poor play and obvious immobility lead to his benching in the second quarter. Vick was then replaced by rookie quarterback Matt Barkley who looked like a college quarterback trying to play with the pros.

Barkley finished the game completing 17-of-26 passes for 158 and one interception. While many of his mistakes and poor decisions could be blamed on his lack of reps with the starters, Barkley is clearly not the option for the Eagles.

Sadly, it appears that Vick is not the option either. According to his post-game interview, Vick felt a pop in his already aggravated hamstring, and will have an MRI to reevaluate the damage.

For the Eagles, Nick Foles gives them their best opportunity to win football games. In his one full start this season, Week 6 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Foles completed 22 of is 31 passes for 296 yards and three touchdowns. Not to mention he has yet to throw an interception in his five appearances this season. The Eagles have found their starting quarterback this season and it is Nick Foles, not Michael Vick.

Fantasy owners should expect Foles to recover from his concussion quickly and baring any setbacks, be the starter for the rest of the season.


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