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Andy Reid Thinks Nick Foles Is Answer for Eagles, but Does Twitter Agree?

October 7, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks Michael Vick (7) and Nick Foles (9) prior to playing the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field. The Pittsburgh Steelers won 16-14. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
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John RozumCorrespondent IDecember 3, 2012

Nick Foles has just been named the starting quarterback over Michael Vick by Andy Reid.

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.

There, he finished with a 68.8 completion percentage and had one touchdown to one pick. After a dismal outing vs. the Washington Redskins, Foles was solid in Week 12 against the Carolina Panthers.

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.

 

 

Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer:

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


Truth

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


Ouch

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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