Nick Foles has played well enough to be the starting quarterback of the Philadelphia Eagles. On Thursday Michael Vick said he understood the position the Eagles were in with both Foles and Vick on the roster.
Speaking on 94 WIP, Vick said that Foles should continue to play even once he is healed from his hamstring injury.
“In all honesty, in all fairness, how can you take a guy out of the game who’s been playing so well?” Vick said, via CSN Philly.
“I’ve been in this stage before, and I know what it’s like. I understand the position that this team is in, and the one thing I never want to do is be a distraction or put our team or our coaches in a position where they feel like they’re not doing the right thing or I feel like they’re not doing the right thing.
“I trust what’s going on, I enjoy being a part of it, I love the game of football in general. So it’s important to me to be there in support and be ready if my name and number is called again.”
Eagles head coach Chip Kelly said on Monday that Vick has a chance to return to practice on a full-time basis next week, when the Eagles return to work following their bye week.
“I’m feeling good,” Vick said when asked about his health. “I think I’m gradually getting better.”