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Nick Foles named Philadelphia Eagles' starting QB

Michael Vick won't start another game for the Philadelphia Eagles this season. There's a good chance he won't play for them ever again.

Eagles coach Andy Reid announced Monday that rookie Nick Foles will be the starting quarterback for the remainder of the season.


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"No. 1, I just think he's playing well enough to where I think he can win football games for us," Reid said, via The Associated Press. "And No. 2, I think where we sit at this position in the season, I think it's the right thing to do."

It's still very interesting that Reid isn't even allowing for the possibility that Vick, who's at Phase 4 of his post-concussion testing, could play again, especially after Foles' best game of the season. The Eagles' organization wants to see what it has in Foles. He showed serious progress Sunday night against the Dallas Cowboys, even in a loss. Evaluating Foles for the future now is more important than worrying about Vick's feelings.

Reid spoke with Vick, whom he said was "on board" with the decision.

"The No. 1 thing I want him to do is get healthy," Reid said, via The AP. "That's what I want. This obviously has taken a bit, and he's working his tail off to try to get it right, and I just want him to get that right so he can have a nice, long career here."

That "nice, long career here" looks doubtful at best, not only for Vick but for Reid. The coach bet big on Vick by giving him a huge franchise quarterback contract after an outstanding 2010 season. Vick is due $15.5 million next year. When you give out a contract like that, the coach and quarterback are joined at the hip.

Now it appears quite likely that both men will be working elsewhere next season.

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