The Philadelphia Eagles are fresh off a 28-13 road loss to the New Orleans Saints on Monday night, dropping their record to 3-5. Losers of four straight, the Eagles' management and coaching staff need to seriously think about making changes.
One move that will start to gain steam is possibly replacing Michael Vick as the starting quarterback and bringing in rookie—and likely quarterback of the future—Nick Foles to finish out the season.
It is certainly a fair notion; Vick has played poorly, and the Eagles aren't quite far enough out of playoff contention to still make a run. But the question is: Which quarterback actually gives Philadelphia the best chance to stay competitive through the end of the season?
Is Vick's drive and experience enough to negate the fact that Foles could re-energize a struggling offense?
While Foles could spark a sudden turnaround, how much would the Eagles be risking toward his development if they throw the young signal-caller into the fire while it is white-hot?
If Foles is indeed the quarterback of the future, Philadelphia has a big decision to make in whether or not to bring him into the fray now or wait until he can take over the team during the offseason—assuming Vick is on his way out.
It is obvious that Vick is struggling right now. But it isn't a safe bet to assume that a guy, who has yet to take a snap in the NFL, can come in and save the day.
Bringing in Foles would end the Vick era in Philly and might signal that head coach Andy Reid might be out the door too.
The Eagles aren't quite in a position to make such moves. But as losses mount, Foles becomes more likely to take over for good.