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Michael Vick has missed seven games due to injury in the past two seasons, and he will assuredly miss time again in 2012.
Vick is 31 years old, and he plays a reckless style of football that leaves him prone to getting hurt, which means the backup quarterback is even more important for the Philadelphia Eagles.
Nick Foles was a third-round draft pick of the team last Friday, and he will have every chance to win the backup job.
That means Mike Kafka and Trent Edwards will be battling for the third quarterback spot, and I expect Kafka to win that job. Foles is still raw, and the team may go to Kafka should Vick get hurt. Either way, that role will be very important.
Last year, Vince Young had to start three games with Vick injured, and Young went just 1-2, including an extremely disappointing performance against the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday Night Football.
Had Young played better and the Eagles won that game, they would have made the playoffs over the New York Giants. The NFC East will only be tougher next season, and the Eagles will need a backup quarterback who can come in and not turn the ball over a lot.