PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Eagles coach Andy Reid says he never considered benching Michael Vick, he just wanted to step back and evaluate the beleaguered quarterback.
Reid says Vick, “was the quarterback, is the quarterback and will continue to be the quarterback” for Philadelphia.
Vick, a four-time Pro Bowl player, has struggled this season and the Eagles (3-4) have lost three straight games.
Reid didn’t endorse Vick after Sunday’s 30-17 loss to Atlanta. After Thursday’s practice, though, Reid says he thought Vick played one of his best games of the season against the Falcons.
Vick says “it wasn’t news” that he remained the starter because Reid never told him his job was in jeopardy. Vick says he believes he’s still one of the best players in the NFL.
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