After a third straight loss, Eagles Quarterback Michael Vick stated that Andy Reid is considering benching him, according to CSN Philadelphia.
The Eagles lost to the undefeated Atlanta Falcons 30-17 on Sunday, dropping to 3-4. It was the first time since 1999 that the Eagles lost after a bye in 14 games under head coach Andy Reid.
Vick, who has struggled so far this season, managed to not turn the ball over, but it wasn’t enough to get the win against his former team. Vick finished 21 for 35 for 191 yards and a touchdown. He also ran for 42 yards on seven carries.
After the game, Vick stated the following, according to CSN Philly:
Obviously, he’s thinking about making a change at the quarterback position. The thing I do know, and I go and watch the film and evaluate myself, is that I’m giving us every opportunity to win. I’m trying my hardest. Some things don’t go right when I want them to, but whatever decision coach wants to make, I support. It’s tough when you know everything is up in the balance, but that’s the decision that coach is thinking about making. I’m going to fight until he says, 'Come on out,' and he takes me out. Despite everything that’s been said the last couple weeks, I still continue to put in the hard work and the effort and try to do everything I can to prepare and win football games, man. I can’t do it by myself. I would love to stay in there and finish what I started. It would mean the world to me. But, hey, that’s not my decision right now.
I’m doing everything I can to put the ball in the end zone and give my guys an opportunity. I don’t know if playing like a franchise quarterback means throwing three or four touchdowns week in, week out and doing everything right, but I know I’ve been there before and despite it all, I still feel like I do a lot of positive things out there. Every time I step out out there on the field, I give it everything I have. I try not to leave any stone unturned, and that’s all I can ask out of myself, and that way I can sleep at night.
Eagles rookie Nick Foles is the number 2 Quarterback but has yet to play a snap for the Birds during the regular season. Trent Edwards is the number 3 QB.