Originally written on Philly Sports World  |  Last updated 11/19/14
Will Nick Foles be able to perform with the weight of the Eagles franchise on his back? Michael Vick is still feeling the effects of a substantial concussion, and will not be ready for Sunday, and may not be ready to play for quite some time. That leaves the Philadelphia Eagles at 3-6 with their rookie QB Nick Foles set to take over the reins. I’m sure Foles will try to say something like this is “just another game.” The reality is that there is a lot riding on Foles, and it’s probably more than just for this week. With Vick on the shelf, it appears as though Foles’ time to shine is upon us. Many fans were calling for Foles even before this team went on a 5 game losing streak. Now, the fates have made the decision that Andy Reid could not. More than just a shot to get to 4-6 rides on tomorrow’s game with the Washington Redskins. At this point it’s almost impossible for the Eagles to make the playoffs, so this becomes more about the future now. Can Nick Foles play in the NFL? Can he be the quarterback of the future for the Philadelphia Eagles? Will Andy Reid be able to save his job? Will Michael Vick be an Eagle next year? All of those questions are related. Michael Vick will probably not be a Philadelphia Eagle next year no matter what happens going forward. Vick carries a significant price tag for a player who will be 33 and who has performed below expectations. Michael Vick is tied to Andy Reid. The shelf life of each depends on the other. Both are failing. But even if Reid can save his job, I don’t see any scenario where Michael Vick saves his. I don’t doubt Michael Vick’s will to win. I don’t doubt his toughness either. The man is a warrior no matter what you say about him. He’s played behind a terrible offensive line and has gotten pummeled all season long, but hasn’t complained. What I do doubt is Michael Vick’s decision making and his ability to win. Andy Reid has a great reputation for developing QBs. Nick Foles will need to be developed. The question is will Andy be able to work his magic in a short amount of time and get this kid to a point where he can win in the NFL and get Reid another year to fix this team? Time will tell. The truth is that Nick Foles will have his future, plus the future of Andy Reid and Michael Vick on his shoulders as well tomorrow when he makes his first NFL start. That’s a lot of weight. Similar Posts: Andy Reid, change is desperately needed Michael Vick’s days numbered in Philly? Reid inadvertently sets off firestorm Did you really think Andy Reid would switch QBs? Vick can improve on the fumbles by going to the weight room Eagles have turned into a sideshow; time to blow it up
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Eagles fan posts on Craigslist seeking help for team

Michael Vick has almost paid off all his massive debt

Russell Wilson changes agents ahead of big payday

Dolphins CB: Brady needs to 'wake up' about playing into 40s

Bears to bench Jay Cutler, start Jimmy Clausen

Wes Welker once pulled funny UGG prank on Tom Brady

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Wil Myers heads to Padres in 11-player, 3-team trade

Bo Pelini calls Nebraska AD a ‘c–t’ and ‘p-ssy’

49ers release Ray McDonald

Take your pick: Colin Kaepernick or Derek Carr

Reports: Michigan makes huge offer to Harbaugh

Heat lose a key player with McRoberts out for rest of season

Ranking the most underrated players in the NBA

Darrelle Revis feels sad for Rex Ryan

Five reasons why Oregon will win College Football Playoff

Biggest winners of the MLB offseason so far

Report: Celtics in serious trade talks involving Rondo

WATCH: Brandon Jennings makes mind-boggling play

WATCH: Drake intros Raptors on 'Drake Night'

Brian Billick owns Browns fan over Johnny Manziel criticism

WATCH: Did Flyers' Giroux wipe boogers on linesman’s back?

Royals sign Edinson Volquez to 2-year deal

12 candidates to replace Paul Chryst at Pitt

Brad Halsey claimed he was on cocaine for Bonds record HR

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

NBA's most underrated players

Michael Vick nearly debt-free

Dolphins CB rips Brady's career plans

Biggest winners of the MLB offseason

Brian Billick owns Browns fan

C's in serious trade talks about Rondo

Pelini has profane words for Nebraska AD

When bowl results mean more for one school than another

Four can't-miss match-ups in NFL's Week 16

RG3 quits social media for season

Each NFL division’s MVP

Five NFLers who must step up in Week 16

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.