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Despite Chip Kelly's protestations to the contrary it's been obvious that Michael Vick would beat out Nick Foles for the Eagles starting job. And now it's official with Kelly naming Vick the starter on Tuesday for Philadelphia's Week 1 opening matchup against the Redskins.
Vick who re-negotiated his deal with the Eagles prior to the season dominated this preseason completing a whopping 86.7 percent of his passes (13-of-15) while throwing one touchdown and one interception (which was a garbage throw before halftime against the Panthers).
"He's our starter for the season" Kelly said of Vick.
Obviously those plans can change -- Vick's been hurt or benched before. But clearly Kelly feels good about rolling into 2013 with Vick under center. And Vick clearly feels good about Kelly as his coach; the quarterback recently said he "fell in love" with the game of football again thanks to Kelly taking over.
And it's not like Foles won't be...
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The Eagles have finally selected Mike Vick to start at quarterback under new coach Jim Kelly’s regime and things seem to be looking, up as new energy seems to be flowing through the streets of Philadelphia. After a horrible season in 2012 (4-12) the Eagles exist as one of those teams that are extremely difficult to figure out coming into the new NFL season. Will they be a surprise...
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As expected after two solid performances in the first two preseason games and a very good training camp, Eagles quarterback Michael Vick has won the starting job over Nick Foles.Fantasy Spin:Vick is just the best fit for Chip Kelly's offense. On Thursday he was better at getting the ball downfield than Foles or Matt Barkley and went 9-for-10 for 105 yards. His only blemish was...
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Vick looked sharp in the preseason opener last week. The preseason doesn't mean much, but for Vick it does. He is battling for the starting quarterback position in Philadelphia and it looks like it's his job...
Eagles HC Chip Kelly announced on Tuesday that Michael Vick has won the competition and will be their starting quarterback this season.
Kelly added that Nick Foles will be on their final 53-man roster.
Vick, 33, has put together a very strong training camp, despite having to learn a new offense. The Eagles gave Foles a legitimate shot at winning the job, but it has been pretty...
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Breaking news: Michael Vick has been named the starting QB by Chip Kelly:[Philly.com]
Training camp 2013
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Michael Vick persevered and won the Eagles quarterback job.
His running back thinks it shows what type of leader Vick is. LeSean McCoy and DeSean Jackson reportedly stated Vick winning the job shows his true leadership.
McCoy: The competition really showed Mike Vick's leadership #Eagles
— Eagles Insider (@EaglesInsider) August 20, 2013
"Since day 1, I honestly thought...
On Tuesday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that Michael Vick has officially been named the Philadelphia Eagles' starter at quarterback.
THE SUSPENSE ENDS
Philadelphia Eagles first-year head coach Chip Kelly has named Michael Vick the team's starting quarterback for its Week 1 game against the Washington Redskins.
The Philadelphia Eagles’ quarterback competition finally came to a close on Tuesday, when Chip Kelly officially named Michael Vick the team’s starting quarterback. He has beaten out second-year signal-caller Nick Foles for the job. For those who have watched the Eagles during the preseason, the move is not a surprise. Vick has been incredibly sharp […]
13) Those incredibly tiresome people who need to tell you how they can never root for Vick based on his past don't need to learn any new talking points
12) Vick's inevitable post-football bankruptcy just got pushed back a few more weeks
11) Chip Kelly just gave him the job so he can show up Andy Reid by actually having him stay healthy and take care of...
If you told me last December that Michael Vick would be the Philadelphia Eagles' Week 1 starting quarterback, I would assume either Nick Foles suffered a nasty injury before the team had a chance to cut Vick, or the world is coming to an end.Vick finished 2012 with 12 TDs against 10 INTs with only 2,362 yards in 10 games played. He also had a case of the fumble-itis last year...
The purpose behind Quick Hits is to catch you up on the most important news, notes, and links that you may have missed from the day prior. Without further ado, here are Wednesday’s quick hits:
1. Head Coach, Chip Kelly officially named Michael Vick the starting quarterback for Week 1 of the regular season, ending the quarterback battle.
2. Kenny Phillips made his return to practice...
Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer is “hearing” that the Eagles are “extremely unlikely” to trade QB Nick Foles now that he has lost the quarterback competition to Michael Vick.
“This is a one-quarterback operation. This isn’t going to be someone’s going to look over their shoulder,” said Kelly.
McLane mentions that should Vick get injured in the regular season...
Welcome to the first edition of the Eagles Faithful Podcast! Esteemed bloggers Steve and Hal will be discussing your Philadelphia Eagles on a (mostly) weekly basis as the season rolls along. On this first edition of the show, the guys talk about the Eagles’ performance in the first two preseason games, the quarterback battle (note: this was recorded BEFORE Michael Vick was officially...