Chip Kelly has announced that quarterback Michael Vick will be the starter on September 9 when the Eagles open up their season at the Redskins on ‘Monday Night Football’.
It was a move that was expected for some time now especially with the way Vick has played in the preseason thus far. Vick has completed 13-of-15 passes for 199 yards and one touchdown through two games. While watching Vick play and lead this new offense under Kelly, it is evident that Vick runs it smoother although Foles proved he can also run the offense. Being a more dynamic player has a huge influence on the decision by Kelly because Vick simply adds more options to the offense than Foles does for obvious reasons.
It turns out that the Eagles are in a good situation with having Foles as a backup because if Vick goes down with an injury then we all know Foles is more than capable of leading this offense.
Vick and the first teamers will play the all of the first two quarters Saturday and the coaches will then evaluate them at the half to decide how much more time they will see on the field.