Eagles head coach Chip Kelly announced this morning that Michael Vick will be the starting quarterback for the Eagles come Week 1 against the Washington Redskins. Kelly said that he met with both Vick and Nick Foles to explain his decision and that both players took the news well.
It is hard to argue the decision based on this preseason. Vick, 33, is 13-for-15 (86.7%) for 199 yards with a touchdown and an interception so far in the preseason. Foles, 24, is 11-for-14 (78.6%) for 96 yards, no touchdowns, and an interception in opponent's territory.
Last season in 10 games for the Eagles, Vick completed 58.1% of his passes for 2,362 yards with 12 touchdowns, 10 interceptions, and lost three fumbles before suffering a concussion that sidelined him. Foles started six games (played in seven) and completed 60.8% of his passes for 1,699 yards, six touchdowns, five interceptions, and one lost fumble.
These two had been battling it out all camp and Vick won out as it appears he should. I do not anticipate the competition dying out by any stretch of the imagination as Vick still has things to prove and Foles still wants a chance to start.
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