Philadelphia Eagles Can’t Afford to Trade Nick Foles Yet

August 20, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

As reported by ESPN.com's Phil Sheridan and many others, Michael Vick will start the year as the Philadelphia Eagles' No. 1 quarterback for the third consecutive season.
However, that doesn't mean he'll finish it that way, which is the primary reason why new head coach Chip Kelly has to insist that both Vick and second-year arm Nick Foles remain on the roster ahead of their Week 1 matchup with the division rival Washington Redskins.
Let's break down the reasons why the Eagles should keep Foles for now.
1. There's a Chance Vick Doesn't Hold up
In terms of performance as well as health, Vick remains a liability.
Pro Football Focus (subscription required) pegged him as the most pressured quarterback in the NFL last season and he's ranked in the bottom three in terms of most time spent in the pocket in each of the last two years.
All of the hits have taken a toll, which is why the 33-year-old has missed 12 games due to inju...

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