The NFL preseason is all about who makes the team. If you’re guaranteed to make the team then it’s all about who’s starting–and in football all positions are up for grabs. Such is the case with the quarterback position.
Michael Vick seems like the logical first choice, but it seems back-up QB Nick Foles is hot on his heels. Foles played the first quarter and Vick played the second. Both did well, though Foles went for 6 for 8 and 53 yards and threw an interception while trying to throw the ball away. Vick’s performance was measurably better. He was 9-for-10 for 105 yards in the Thursday pre-season game against the Carolina Panthers. His performance seemed to justify logic.
So, who will be the starting quarterback? According to Eagles coach Chip Kelly, don’t hold your breath for an answer:
“We’re not going to make any rash decisions,” Kelly said. “You can put your pens down now if you think we’re naming a starting quarterback in this room right now.”
(pen going down.)
After a rough season last year, it’s good to see Vick healthy and because you never know what’s going to happen from week to week, it’s nice to know that there’s promise and opportunity in Foles.
“I think we have two quarterbacks who can play in an NFL game,” Kelly said. “You feel better about that situation.”
In a game where you’re only as good as your last play, Vick is sitting pretty good. However, he’s remaining grateful for the opportunity:
“I have to continue to work hard,” Vick said. “I think that’s what put me in position to succeed and excel on the football field … Just the way we prepare has me in position where I feel like I can do it all. I don’t want to get too overconfident. I want to remain humble and continue to have the same work ethic.”
I’m looking forward to seeing the Eagles this season.
I’m soooo ready for some football.
Your Jersey Girlfriend,