Andy Reid offered Michael Vick the same kind of backing he gave Juan Castillo on Monday fueling speculation the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback could be the next to lose his job.
Castillo was fired this morning as defensive coordinator, replaced 22 games into his tenure by defensive backs coach Todd Bowles.
Vick has 13 turnovers this season and is a primary reason why the offense has struggled scoring.
“As I sit here today, he's the starting quarterback,” Reid said today, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
As the report indicates, that’s about the same support Reid put behind his longtime friend when he was asked on Monday if Castillo would continue to call the defense.
“That’s the way I’m looking at it as I stand right here,” Reid said.
If Reid gives up on Vick, the Eagles will turn to rookie quarterback Nick Foles. That would be a big leap at this point with Philadelphia 3-3, one game back of the New York Giants in the NFC East. But Reid said he is “looking at everything.”
“I'm just telling the truth,” Reid said. “That's what I'm saying to you. Right now, Michael Vick is the starting quarterback.
“All I can tell you today is what I've got down today, and you can take it however you have to take it.”
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