Today, Philadelphia Eagles head coach named Nick Foles, over Mike Vick, the starting quarterback for the remainder of the 2013 season. Well done, Nick gives the Eagles the best chance to win for a few reasons. He is throwing the football more accurately than Vick, he is making better decisions, and he’s staying relatively healthier than #7. His numbers in the 8 games he’s played this season are stellar. He’s completing 65% of his passes, he’s thrown 16 TDs with 0 INTs, rushed for 2 more scores, he’s thrown for an average of almost ten years an attempt and most importantly the team is winning. So Chip Kelly made who one would see from the outside as the obvious choice.
As a football fan however, this is kind of bitter sweet. I was the one cheering Vick on through out the entire process. I wanted him to succeed. I believe a lot of people wanted it, but let’s not miss out on the fact that he already has succeeded. He was incarcerated, lost what seemed like everything and became an outcast from the NFL. He paid his debt to society, a relatively harsh one if you ask my personal opinion, and worked his way back to a starting quarterback. If this is where his chapter ends in Philadelphia, I certainly don’t believe this is where it ends in the Nation Football League. I’m sure that he will be able to go to a team who can benefit from him leadership and skill-set.
Right now, it’s Philly Bird Gang football people, we’re only getting better.