This past Sunday, Michael Vick added three more turnovers to bring his league-leading total to a staggering 13. Simple math would tell you that Vick is averaging two turnovers a game and is on pace to reach 32 by the end of the season.
Stop and think about that for a second.
The implications of that many turnovers are not good for Vick or the Eagles. It will all but guarantee the loss of his job, whether it's halfway through the season, or at the end of the season. Not only will he lose his job, but so will Andy Reid.
With that many turnovers by the quarterback, it's highly improbable that any team will make the playoffs. And that's certainly not good news for Reid, who won't be on the sideline next season if the Eagles don't reach the postseason.
Of course, this is all hypothetical, but with every passing week, it seems more and more probable that Vick could reach that number.
By no means are all of Vick's turnovers solely his fault. Some of the interceptions were tipped by defenders or would-be receivers. Others were forced and rushed due to overwhelming pressure.
The entire league knows that the Eagles offensive line is depleted, and Vick is paying the price. What also may be contributing to Vick's turnover rate is the play-calling by Andy Reid and Marty Mornhinweg. They haven't always put him in the best position.
However, despite the contributing factors, the brunt of the blame still falls on Vick's shoulders. At the end of the day, he's the one throwing the ball. He's the one carrying the ball. The times that he has gotten good protection, he's held the ball too long, or double-clutched and threw a terrible pass.
Vick's ineptitude and indecision is costing his team valuable possessions. He's not completely to blame for his team's losses, but he's taking points off the board with every turnover.
If the Eagles are to still make this season a success, it starts with him.