After leading an Eagles offensive clinic through the first two weeks of the pre-season, Chip Kelly has officially named Michael Vick the Eagles starting quarterback for the 2013 season.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) August 20, 2013
So after all the questions, looks like Michael Vick vs. Robert Griffin III on opening MNF game of season. OK with that.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 20, 2013
OFFICIAL: Chip Kelly names Michael Vick as starting quarterback for the Eagles.
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLONFOX) August 20, 2013
And as many predicted, Kelly is backing Vick for the entire season, not just the first game or first few games.
Chip Kelly on selecting Michael Vick as his starter: “This is a one QB operation … Mike won’t be looking over his shoulder.”
— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) August 20, 2013
I like the timing of the announcement from Kelly. While Foles wasn’t bad through the first two pre-season games, Vick was clearly the winner of the quarterback competition. Naming Vick as the quarterback now allows the Eagles to officially settle behind Vick as their leader on Sundays and for the remainder of the preseason.
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