Originally written on Players View  |  Last updated 10/30/14

Via Player's View:

Just when you thought quarterback Michael Vick was done for 2012, he could get the starting nod in what could be Andy Reid’s last game as the coach of the Philadelphia Eagles.

Reid announced on Monday that starter Nick Foles broke his hand during their loss against the Washington Redskins on Sunday.

A follow-through MRI revealed a fracture in his right hand, the league’s website reported.

Vick’s most recent comments have centered around his desire to start again in the NFL.

Reid obviously heard him loud and clear.

“There’s a pretty good chance that Mike will be the starter,” Reid said. “That’s what I’m looking at right now. That’s the direction I’m going as we speak right now.”

Vick will get his chance to put on a show against the Giants who are gasping for air in the playoff race.

The Eagles provided Players View with additional comments from Reid.

[Vick] had a couple weeks of practice, ” Reid said.  ”I thought the first week he was a little bit rusty out there. This past week I thought he threw it around well. He feels good and I think he deserves that opportunity to play. He’s excited about it and I’ve had a chance to talk to him this morning. He’ll be ready to go.”

“He was the number one quarterback [prior to his concussion]. We said the point before was making sure he was healthy and remained healthy and we had Nick in as the starter. You’ve got two veteran players back there and Michael had been the number one of those veteran players so this gives him the opportunity to play.”

Reid also commented on whether or not this will allow Vick to showcase his skills to other perspective NFL teams if he is indeed cut by the Eagles.”

“Listen, I’ve told you that he’s healthy now. It’s a matter of getting his timing and getting himself back in the swing of things. I think he’s there and it’s not that Michael doesn’t want to play. That hasn’t been the case. It gives him an opportunity to get in and play.”

3 Comments:
  • Yes! The Redskins just improved the chances of the Giants losing this week! Go gettem' M. Vick!
  • First of all, Michael Vick should have NEVER been allowed back into professional football because of his illegal behavior fighting dogs. Second of all, he should have never been able to ever own another dog - EVER ! What he did was wrong. He can sit there and say he didnt know it was happening, but how do you NOT know what is going on inside your own property? Vick has never been the same. He sucks just as bad as Andy Reid as a coach. I will never ever forgive Vick for his treatment of animals. And he should have been banned from professional sports forever. Make his ass get a 9-5 job making minimum wage and let him see how good he can live on that ! Vick, ROT IN HELL DUDE !
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