Michael Vick has won the starting quarterback job of the Philadelphia Eagles. Signed to a one-year deal the Eagles will trust Vick to operate it’s offense under first-year head coach Chip Kelly.
Vick always seemed like the logical option to be the starter as his skills fit Kelly’s playbook better then those of Nick Foles who saw action to close out the 2012 season.
From what Kelly told reporters the Eagles plan to ride Vick for the season.
“[H]e’s our starter for the season,” Kelly told reporters. ”It’s not a one‑game trial basis.”
Kelly went on to say that the team was not entertaining trades for Foles for fear of injury.
“You don’t have to look any farther than last night’s game with the Redskins, where [Robert Griffin III] is on the sideline and Kirk Cousins goes down in the second quarter,” Kelly said. ”In this league, you better have a couple of quarterbacks ready to go. I mentioned that again to Nick today. I think Nick is going to approach it that he’s the starter, because that’s got to be his mentality going into this and prepare like he’s a starter.”