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Vick weighs in on the Hurts-Wentz debate

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Yet another Birds alum is weighing in on the Carson Wentz and Jalen Hurts quarterback controversy. In speaking with Colin Cowherd on The Herd today, former Eagles signal-caller Michael Vick chimed in on the development after Hurts' encouraging performance in relief of Wentz against the Packers.

Cowherd asked Vick how he'd handle the situation.

Here's what Vick said:

"If I was Doug, I'd take a couple days just to think about the decision and make a decision Wednesday morning based on what he's seen on film," Vick said. "You can't go away from Carson contractually. You're tied up right there, but Jalen does provide a spark and you did draft him in the second round which means you've seen something in him.

"Now, whether you just drafted this guy to put a little pressure indirectly on Carson Wentz, that's their business, but if that's the case, then this is the time to put him out there because the team needs a spark. Not just the offense, but the defense too. At some point, you can eventually lose the locker room."

Vick isn't new to quarterback controversies in Philadelphia. In a somewhat similar situation in 2010, Eagles starter Kevin Kolb left the Eagles' Week 1 game against Green Bay with an injury, only for Vick, just 16 months removed from a prison sentence, to come in and give an electric performance. Vick rushed for 103 yards in a 27-20 loss, but earned the starting job on the way to a Pro Bowl and NFC East-winning season.