Nick Foles Reportedly Named Eagles Starter as Michael Vick Continues Recovery

Tim KeeneyContributor INovember 22, 2012

Nick Foles will get another chance. 

The Philadelphia Eagles' rookie quarterback didn't exactly impress last week in his first career start, but with Michael Vick still recovering from a concussion, Foles will get another shot on Monday night against the Carolina Panthers.

Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer has the news:

Nick Foles will make his second consecutive NFL start on Monday night with Michael Vick still recovering from a concussion, a league source said Thursday.

All signs on Wednesday pointed to the rookie quarterback getting the nod once again. Foles took all the practice repetitions as Vick was sidelined once again and unable to partake in any strenuous activity.

Andy Reid said that Vick was still in Phase 1 in the league’s protocol for return from a concussion. The Eagles coach added that Vick was “getting close to Phase 2,” which would involve exercise challenges.

The Eagles will hope that more first-team practice experience helps Foles, who struggled immensely against a soft Washington Redskins secondary last week.

The Arizona product completed just 21-of-46 throws for 204 yards (an anemic 4.4 yards per attempt), zero touchdowns and two interceptions. By game's end, he boasted a less-than-sterling 40.5 quarterback rating as Philly dropped its sixth straight game, 31-6. 

Up against the Panthers, Foles will get to experience starting in the City of Brotherly Love under the bright lights of Monday Night Football

Further intensifying the situation for Foles is the fact that Pro Bowl running back LeSean McCoy is also doubtful to play with a concussion. What's more, Carolina is quietly in the top half of the league at just 7.0 yards per pass allowed and 11th with 26 sacks.

They may not be an intimidating opponent, but the Panthers certainly aren't the cake walk everyone expects them to be, either. 

Foles will be looking to put on a better show in his encore, but the surrounding circumstances won't make that an easy task.