After having yet another early exit in his second consecutive preseason game, Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick will undergo a battery of tests tomorrow including a CT-Scan and a MRI in order to examine any damage he sustained to his ribs this evening. Vick exited this evening’s game after getting smacked in the ribs after his second series against the New England Patriots.
Vick’s fragility has been on full display this preseason, appearing in just 12 plays in two games this summer. Rookie QB Nick Foles entered the game and had an impressive debut, tossing two scores while Mike Kafka nurses his hand injury. Philadelphia has veteran journeyman Trent Edwards on the roster as well, but will the Eagles now look elsewhere for another quarterback to add to the roster?
Veteran QB Tarvaris Jackson reportedly will agree to a reduced contract in order to find his way out of Seattle so he can join a different team. The Cleveland Browns have been shopping Colt McCoy. There could be a veteran quarterback on his way out in Miami with either David Garrard or Matt Moore hitting the road after rookie Ryan Tannehill was named the starter this afternoon.
Foles looked good tonight, and he played against the Patriots first string defense, minus some key players. Several players did not suit up tonight on both sides of the ball tonight for New England. But the bottom line here is that he was playing against a very basic defensive scheme and not too much should be read into his performance this evening.
Given Vick’s propensity for injury, the Eagles would be wise to look at one of the veteran quarterbacks which will be on the market in the next several days.
You scoff at the possible addition of Tarvaris Jackson or Colt McCoy? Andy Reid has coached the likes of Koy Detmer and Jeff Garcia. Reid’s coaching career in Philadelphia is likely on the line this season after the disappointment of the 2011 season and if Vick goes down, I don’t think he’s going to want to hand his coaching future over to a rookie or journeyman Trent Edwards.