Recent reports on Vick's condition aren't promising. He was described last week as "heavy-eyed" and foggy. Eagles coach Andy Reid told the Philadelphia Inquirer's Jeff McLane, who first reported Foles' status as starter, that Vick still was in Phase 1 and "getting close to Phase 2" of the NFL's protocol for returning from a head injury. The second phase involves exercise challenges, a round of tests that Vick has yet to pass.
"I told you before: Michael is the starting quarterback, and that's the way we work it until (he's healthy)," Reid said Wednesday. "Until he gets healthy, then we can't do anything."
The Eagles are a fading light in the NFC playoff picture, and Vick's time in Philadelphia almost certainly is coming to a close. We expect Foles to see increased playing time down the stretch, no matter Vick's condition.