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Foles, Vick to compete for Eagles' starting QB job

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05:01 PM ET 02.11 | When the Philadelphia Eagles restructured Michael Vick's contract on Monday some believed it was a sign that Vick would be the Eagles' starting quarterback next season. Eagles head coach Chip Kelly instead said Vick and second-year quarterback Nick Foles would compete for the starting job. At a press conference to introduce the Eagles new coaching staff, Kelly said he wouldn't pick a starting quarterback until he is able to watch Foles and Vick compete during minicamps, training camp and preseason games. Kelly said both players know there will be an open competition. he also said in the NFL you need two quarterbacks.

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February 11, 2013  05:11 PM ET

"Kelly said both players know there will be an open competition. he also said in the NFL you need two quarterbacks."

If you're counting on Vick to be one of those 2, you'd better make it three quarterbacks.

February 11, 2013  11:27 PM ET

Neither Foles or Vick are option read running spread guys which is what Kelly knows. Look for Kelly to draft a QB for the future.

February 12, 2013  12:08 AM ET

vick is the immediate answer for Chip Kelly's offense this year. He seems to fit the mold of recent oregon duck quarterbacks. Relying on vick to start a whole year is unwise; especially if he'll be running and taking more hits. But the offense will look promising enough during Kelly's first year in phi to grant him a pass.

Pairing a big-bodied WR next to desean jackson will also serve Chip Kelly well, IMO. Drafting one or signing one shouldn't be too difficult. McCoy, jackson and vick look to be a pretty entertaining group of play-makers.

February 12, 2013  12:30 AM ET
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vick is the immediate answer for Chip Kelly's offense this year. He seems to fit by CouponDropDown">the mold of recent oregon duck quarterbacks. Relying on vick to start a whole year is unwise; especially if he'll be running and taking more hits. But the offense will look promising enough during Kelly's first year in phi to grant him a pass.Pairing a big-bodied WR next to desean jackson will also serve Chip Kelly well, IMO. Drafting one or signing one shouldn't be too difficult. McCoy, jackson and vick look to be a pretty entertaining group of play-makers.

I think Vick is more of a west coast offense guy. Neither QB has experience with the read option. Then again we don't know exactly what kind of offense Chip Kelly will run in Philly.

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February 12, 2013  07:32 AM ET
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Neither Foles or Vick are option read running spread guys which is what Kelly knows. Look for Kelly to draft a QB for the future.

I'd think either draft or trade for one. Somebody out there would work.

February 12, 2013  10:15 AM ET

Would be nice to see The Eagles bounce back!!!

 
February 12, 2013  01:11 PM ET
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Would be nice to see The Eagles bounce back!!!

Not gonna happen if they play Vick, the O-Line won't defend him

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