Chip Kelly got the business done; now he has to get the football team going. Kelly had to put together a staff, and then tackled the Michael Vick dilemma. Now, he has to start to build the rest of the Philadelphia Eagles.
However, he made one thing clear, there is no free lunch, a contract signed isn’t necessarily a ticket punched. Kelly said at his press conference that the quarterback position will be decided on the field.
“There’s open competition,” Kelly said, via Michael David Smith of profootballtalk.com. “Michael knows that. Nick knows that. Nick knew every step of the way what we were doing. I specifically wanted to make sure Nick was included in the plans.
I think both of them have outstanding qualities as far as being quarterbacks in this league. Both of them have started in this league. I also know in this league, you better have two. I’m excited about the two of them. They’re both going to compete. Who the starting quarterback is will be won on the practice field.”...