Nick Foles got his big chance with the Philadelphia Eagles, but the rookie quarterback showed that he’s not quite ready to unseat Michael Vick as the team’s starter.
Playing in place of the concussed Vick, Nick Foles threw interceptions on his first two drives for the Eagles as the Redskins jumped out an early lead, giving them momentum in a game they would win handily, 31-6. As ESPN noted, the Redskins harassed Foles all game, forcing four sacks and three turnovers from the rookie quarterback.
The game came highly anticipated from many Eagles fans, who had seen Foles as their hope to turn around a dismal season. Michael Vick has been largely ineffective through the first half of the season, struggling with inaccuracy and turnovers before he went down with a concussion.
Vick went through a number of tests this week as he makes his slow return from the concussion, but the recovery has not been as quick as Vick and the team had hoped. Doctors told Vick to stay at home this weekend, remaining in the dark and avoiding light and exercise as he recovered. Vick had reported suffering from concussion symptoms, including headaches, fatigue, heavy eyes, and fogginess, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.
Some have suggested that Andy Reid tried to throw Nick Foles into the game too quickly, asking the rookie to throw 41 passes in the loss to the Redskins. Though some still believe he is the long-term option for the Eagles, most fans are now eagerly awaiting the return of Michael Vick.