Although Vick would have never seen the field again if it weren't for Foles' hand injury, it would be hard to exclude him as a starter after getting the nod in 10 out of 16 games.
While Vick finished the season at a measly 12 touchdowns to 10 interceptions, the stats don't tell the real story. In his last seven starts, he actually posted nine touchdowns to just four interceptions. Not exactly something to phone home about, but you can't crush him over it.
You can crush Vick for the same reason Foles brought home a bad grade; his record. In those last seven games, Vick went 1-6 (with the only win coming on a missed field goal by the Giants). Even if the numbers show Vick was playing well, various fumbles and other poor decisions cost the Eagles drastically.
In fact, Vick's worst statistical games cam in Week 1 and Week 2, where the Eagles actually won. If you don't remember, Vick crafted a couple pretty game winning drives early in the season. Without it, the team may be looking at the first overall draft pick this upcoming draft.
With that being said, you can't praise a player too much for a late game drive if he put the team in that position in the first place. How many games in 2012 did Vick do the same thing, but dug the hole too deep to void the chance of a comeback at all?
With Vick's contract that allows the Eagles to release him and their financial responsibility to him, we have probably seen the last of Vick in an Eagles uniform. However, if Chip Kelly's high tempo Oregon offense come to town, things may get interesting.