Philadelphia Eagles Fans Should Be Pulling for Anyone but Vick in QB Competition

June 18, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Certainly, most Philadelphia Eagles fans are approaching the looming training camp quarterback competition with a "may the best man win" philosophy. But that doesn't mean you can't hope that the best man winds up being either Nick Foles or Matt Barkley, rather than Michael Vick. 
And if you're thinking about the long-term health of the franchise, that should probably be your mentality.
Vick, who turns 33 in a week, has 34 turnovers in 23 starts since the beginning of the 2011 season. He's a dynamic athlete with one hell of high ceiling, but it's a little late in the game now to expect him to become a consistently reliable franchise quarterback. He's stuck between being that and a stopgap, and while he hasn't always been the main problem in Philadelphia, he's probably not the team's long-term solution at this stage of his career.
Statistically, Foles did more than Vick despite having less to work with last season. And when you consider that Foles was a rookie third-r...

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