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Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly says he is not in a rush to name a starting quarterback (Credit: AP Photo)
If you are hoping to know the Philadelphia Eagles week one starter anytime soon, you are in for a long wait. Today, Eagles head coach Chip Kelly says he is in no hurry to name a starting quarterback. While Michael Vick should have the inside track for the starting position, the team still has Nick Foles, Dennis Dixon and recently drafted rookie Matt Barkley.
Kelly is hoping to get more tape on each player before making a decision on who will start.
“It’s can we get a ton of reps, get them on tape, that will go through training camp and what not,” Kelly recently told reporters, via quotes distributed by the team. “When you have to make an important decision on who a starter is going to be in some position, I don’t think it’s why should we jump to conclusions? Why do we need to name a starting quarterback in May? I mean, we’re going to take the full amount of time that we have to make a thorough evaluation of what we do. When you make big decisions like that, I don’t think you want to make a rash decision. You want to give everybody the opportunity to see what they do.
“Right now we haven’t done a thing in front of officials. We haven’t done anything except we’ve had three days of voluntary minicamp before the draft, and today was our seventh OTA. So none of us have had any thoughts of ‘Hey, we’ve got to get a guy named by a certain point in time.’ It will play itself out. It will play itself out over the course of time when we’ve had an opportunity to make a thorough evaluation. It is a big decision. When you make a big decision, you have to take your time and let it play itself out on the field. So we’re not looking at it like that. They rotate on a daily basis.”
The starting position has to be between Michael Vick and Nick Foles.
With the recent injury history of Vick, there is a chance that both players will start throughout the upcoming season.
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