Michael Vick is still in the upper echelon of quarterbacks despite his recent struggles with turnovers and consistency, wide receiver DeSean Jackson said Tuesday.
Discussing Michael Vick’s status with the team, Jackson said he believes the team is moving forward with him as the starter. After the Philadelphia Eagles loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, head coach Andy Reid had said that he was evaluating all positions, which Vick took to be directed at him.
“As far as I know right now, Michael Vick is going to be the quarterback,” Jackson said in an interview on ESPN Radio’s Mike and Mike in the Morning. “I haven’t heard of changes or anything like that, so we’re still going with the plan.”
After the loss on Sunday, Reid noted that every player on the team would be evaluated, ESPN noted.Vick said he believed this was pointed at him.
“Obviously, he’s thinking about making a change at the quarterback position,” Vick said. “The thing I do know, and I’ll go watch the film and I’ll evaluate myself, is that I’m giving us every opportunity to win.”
Vick had a modest performance on Sunday, hitting 21 of 35 passes for 191 yards and a touchdown with few mistakes, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the undefeated Falcons. The Eagles dropped to 3-4 with the loss.
If the Eagles do decide to bench Michael Vick, they would have to turn to untested rookie Nick Foles.