Report: Michael Vick To Remain Eagles Starting Quarterback

Rich Schultz

It looks like Michael Vick has lived to play another day.

Vick will start against the Atlanta Falcons according to multiple reports. Calling the plays will be Marty Mornhinweg, meaning the team running the leagues 31st ranked offense is going to remain intact.

The news ends days of speculation that Reid could make a change. In the press conference in which he announced Juan Castillo's firing, Reid left the door wide open for a change, simply saying he was in the process of evaluating everything.

It's understandable why so many fans want Reid to go to Foles. Vick has accounted for a total of 13 turnovers this season with 8 interceptions and 5 lost fumbles. Still, his late game heroics has the Eagles at 3-3 and right in the middle of the playoff picture.

Of course, Vick starting against Atlanta does not guarantee he will start the rest of the season. Reid has shown during his time in Philadelphia he is not afraid to switch quarterbacks during the game if his starter is struggling.

It will be interesting to see how much longer Reid will stick with Vick if he continues to struggle. In the past Reid has benched players allowing them to, in his words, take a small step back in order to take a big step forward. But at 3-3 and his job on the line, Reid can't let this team take any step back no matter how small.

Could other changes come? A shake up on the offense line is possible, with the Eagles having already brought in one free agent lineman for a work out. A close look at the special teams and how to correct that unit is likely happening as well.

But for now, it appears that the major changes are done- at least until after the kickoff against Atlanta.

Follow Eliot Shorr-Parks on Twitter at @EliotShorrParks

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