Chip Kelly Names Michael Vick As Eagles Starting QuarterbackBREAKING NEWS, Eagles, News, Quarterbacks Tuesday, August 20th, 2013
“We’ve evaluated the situation, and Michael Vick is going to start for us against the Washington Redskins,” said Kelly. ”I met with all the quarterbacks this morning. They understand the plan and know where we are going forward.”
After practice Vick talked to reporters.
“Coach [Kelly] called me in this morning,” Vick said. “I told him thank you, I appreciate it and I won’t let you down.”
I think it’s been a good competition and like Kelly, i think the battle has forced both of them to raise their level of play. I have been of the belief throughout the process that Vick was going to be the starter if he took care of the football.
Remember that he’s a former number one pick in the draft. Kelly said the reason he kept Vick on the roster was because of his skill set. His arm and his speed are amongst the best in the league and they fit this offense. It would have been very difficult for Kelly to put a talent like Vick on the bench.
Kelly let everybody know that he doesn’t plan on changing quarterbacks anytime soon. He has decided on going with Vick and if he can stay healthy, he will be the team’s quarterback.
“This is a one‑quarterback operation,” Kelly said during today’s news conference. “This isn’t going to be someone’s got to look over their shoulder or we’re going to alternate by series.”
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