According to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com:
Andy Reid said Nick Foles is Eagles starting QB the rest of the season.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 3, 2012
Well, this certainly comes as no surprise considering that Vick hasn't played since Week 10. That said, Foles did play well when first entering against the Dallas Cowboys in early November.
Despite the fortunes of some ill-advised throws being dropped as interceptions, Foles still went 16-of-21 during the loss. And after putting on a valiant effort on the road in Week 13, Foles deserves to be under center.
Facing the Cowboys a second time, the rookie signal-caller sported a 64.7 completion percentage and had one touchdown to zero picks and didn't turn the ball over. All this being mentioned, even with Foles' better-than-expected production, Twitter gave mixed reactions.
This was to be expected, but, still, Reid said what was going to be obvious. Vick is done.
— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) December 3, 2012
Cute or cold?
Andy Reid thinks hes gonna save his job by starting Nick Foles. Thats cute.
— Nate Staggs (@Diezel247) December 3, 2012
Foles > Sanchez
Nick Foles has been named the starting QB for the Eagles for the remainder of the season. Still better than having Mark Sanchez.
— jason hunter (@jhuntercomedy) December 3, 2012
Philly For QB in 2013 Draft?
Nick Foles to start rest of season for Eagles...wow. Focus on a draft pick I guess
— Tayler Bontrager (@taylerbontrager) December 3, 2012
How many games have nick foles won?!
— Cory Jones(@WhoCoryJones) December 3, 2012
Who would have thought?
Nick Foles in trending on twitter... hahaha
— Justin Biegel (@J_Biegel) December 3, 2012
OLs in the Draft? Not a bad idea...
If nick foles is our future our 1st 2 picks need to be a RT nd LG nd maybe a LT if peters can't play
— jordan johnson (@jayjay_58) December 3, 2012
Thick sarcasm sounds about right
Maybe Vick got benched because Nick Foles is having such a stellar season as a starter.
— Nick (@NickTooLive) December 3, 2012
Better late than never
It's about time the eagles named nick foles the starter
— Matt Ragone (@mragone25) December 3, 2012
Must be one funny joke
Nick Foles is now the Eagles starting QB... What a joke
— Mussie Kebede (@mosesheavy) December 3, 2012
Nick Foles looked like a real quarterback last night.Better than Mike Vick any day— Matthew Rice (@MattJRice) December 3, 2012
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