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08:00 AM ET 04.04 | Maybe, just maybe, it's time to consider the possibility that Nick Foles can go out and win the Eagles starting quarterback job for Chip Kelly. [Foles] seemed perturbed by the idea that Kelly couldn't work with a pocket passer and that he couldn't play for the coach. "I wouldn't be here right now if I didn't [think I could start]," Foles said Wednesday at the NovaCare Complex as the Eagles continued offseason workouts. "I think I would be somewhere else. Yeah, I believe I fit here." And what if Foles, aside from fitting in, bucked the narrative and was . . . wait for it . . . actually better than everyone else? It's not that hard to conceive.

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April 4, 2013  08:14 AM ET

Uh, Nick....your head coach is not going to design his offense to fit your skill set. No, Nick....you're not going to be the starter.

April 4, 2013  08:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Uh, Nick....your head coach is not going to design his offense to fit your skill set. No, Nick....you're not going to be the starter.

On the other hand, there doesn't seem to be a QB in this year's draft class that's going to be NFL-ready by opening day.

April 4, 2013  08:43 AM ET

FOLES COULD BE THE EAGLES STARTER

My Aunt could be my Uncle, IF...

April 4, 2013  08:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

On the other hand, there doesn't seem to be a QB in this year's draft class that's going to be NFL-ready by opening day.

True...but have you seen him run?

April 4, 2013  08:54 AM ET

I suspect the Eagles will draft EJ Manuel if he's available in the second round, and try to go with Vick until Manuel is ready.

April 4, 2013  08:57 AM ET

Anything is better than the CON-vick...

April 4, 2013  10:25 AM ET

Safe to say that whoever is the back up QB for the Eagles will start some games for the injured Vick.

April 4, 2013  11:26 AM ET
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Safe to say that whoever is the back up QB for the Eagles will start some games for the injured Vick.

The healthy Vick wasn't doing much to make the Eagles' faithful cheer, either.

April 4, 2013  11:27 AM ET

They really don't have an ideal situation at QB this year.. Every option they have is a gamble to some degree.


Foles starting is no more laughable then Mike Vick being back as the starting QB, or even Dennis Dixon taking meaningful snaps

Vick is a year older, injury and turnover prone.
Dennis Dixon has been a practice squad player
Not that Geno Smith isn't good but with 4th pick is a bit of a stretch when there are better player overall at other positions the team needs.
EJ Manuel could be taken later on in teh draft but again as we know there is no promise that any rookie QB will work out...

If he is on the team I'd give him a shot over Vick...He will be around the league much longer then Vick will be...And if Dixon had any real shot of being a starter in the NFL he probably would have had more chances then he has had by now...

April 4, 2013  11:36 AM ET

My big concern about starting Vick, is the last game of season 2012. THe team just gave up. Did they give up on Foles when he played ? Most of the time Vick got sacked it was by an untouched defensive player, I find that suspect.

 
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