Michael Vick: Andy Reid ‘obviously thinking’ about quarterback change
After a home loss to the Atlanta Falcons dropped the Philadelphia Eagles below .500, quarterback Michael Vick said he realized that head coach Andy Reid was evaluating a potential change in starting quarterbacks.
“Obviously, he’s thinking about making a change at the quarterback position,” Vick said of Reid, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer. “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. I’m trying my hardest. Something don’t go right when I want them to. Some things do. If that’s a decision that coach wants to make, then I support it.”
Vick completed 21 of 35 pass attempts on Sunday for 191 yards and a touchdown, as the Eagles fell 30-17 to the Falcons at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. He was hardly the main problem, as the Falcons piled up nearly 400 yards of offense against the Eagles’ defense.
All the way back to late September, though, Reid was noncommittal on his support of Vick as the team’s starter.
“Right now, we’re with Michael and that’s what we’re doing,” Reid said after the Eagles’ 27-6 loss at Arizona, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer. “We’ll evaluate it as we go.”
But as the Eagles have lost three of their last four games, speculation has centered on whether Reid would remove Vick for backup rookie Nick Foles.
“It’s tough when you know everything is in the balance, but that’s the decision that coach is thinking about making, and I’m going to fight until he says, ‘Come on out,’ and he takes me out of the game,” Vick said Sunday.