Michael Vick and Nick Foles both made one big mistake in their time under center tonight, but both also had an otherwise solid evening. Still, it was Michael Vick that appeared to be the quarterback for Chip Kelly and the Philadelphia Eagles.
Nick Foles is by no means a statue in the pocket, but when it comes to Chip Kelly’s fast-paced offense, he’s no match for Michael Vick’s athleticism. That much was on full display against the Panthers. Both quarterbacks moved well in the pocket, but Michael Vick’s ability to turn a pass into a full blow run is unparalleled by any other quarterback in the NFL.
Tonight, Nick Foles was charged with not only matching Vick’s performance, but topping it with accuracy and decision making. Although he had an all-around good night, he threw one interception in the red zone that was as ill-advised as any pass in the redzone can be.
Vick, on the other hand, had a nearly flawless night, only throwing an interception on the last play of the firs...