Is This The End Of The Michael Vick Era?
Although the comeback was a memorable one, it appears to be short lived as the Michael Vick era is stumbling to a close. After suffering another concussion in Philadelphia’s 38-23 loss to Dallas, it appears that changes are in order as the Eagles are 3-6 and are heading for a disappointing season. Some thought last season was a hiccup for Vick, but this season’s stat line of 2,095 yards passing, 10 TDs, 9 INTs and a woeful 77.7 QB rating coupled with less than stellar rushing lines of 300 yards and 1 TD (to a whopping 6 fumbles) proves that Vick is no longer the quarterback he once was.
It’s not all Vick’s fault though. The offensive line has done nothing to keep the relatively short quarterback from getting pulverized by opposing defenses. Even though the line hasn’t held up, Vick’s body just can’t take any more of this beating. Injuries are piling up on the 32-year-old’s body and to subject himself to more punishment makes zero sense when the team is heading nowhere fast.
Let’s be clear, head coach Andy Reid might as well quit because his tenure is certainly a wrap. But with changes on the horizon, it may be time to really take a hard look at 3rd round pick Nick Foles to see if he will be the quarterback of the future for Philly. Once upon a time, Philly was yelling “Super Bowl or bust.” Now, the only thing they are competing for is a high draft pick. Meanwhile, Vick is going to have to go through concussion tests to see if he can play next week. Even if he passes the tests, what’s the point? The offensive line isn’t going to get any better and the team will not make the playoffs.
All that’s left is Michael Vick’s pride. He doesn’t want his tenure to end like this but, like an old boxer, someone must save him from himself. He could very well play again, but not on this Eagles team. No way.