Early in the offseason workouts, Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks Michael Vick and Nick Foles were splitting first-team reps, but as the time goes by in Chip Kelly’s new offense, one player is emerging from the group. According to Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, Vick has been receiving the first-team reps with Foles getting a little action on the side.
Per Tim McManus, Eagles beat reporter for 97.5 The Fanatic and Philly Mag:
Maclin says Vick is running with first team, Foles sprinkled in here and there.
— Tim McManus (@Tim_McManus) May 9, 201
Maclin also seemed excited for rookie quarterback Matt Barkley, who has yet to sign with the team.
“You look at a guy like Mike Vick who has proven himself in this league, a guy like Nick Foles who stepped in last year and had some success to a certain extent. Barkley’s college achievements are off the wall, so he has good guys to learn from,” said Maclin, via Philly Mag (Eagles 24/7). “I’m sure he is going to have to embrace that. He’s going to go through some ups and downs being a rookie quarterback. But as far as the competition, if there is a competition, if there isn’t, I don’t get caught up in that.”
For the other quarterback in the mix, Dennis Dixon, don’t expect too much from him. It would be a surprise at this point if Kelly’s former college quarterback made the final roster cut.
As the quarterback competition continues to work itself out, look for more and more reports saying that Vick will be Kelly’s guy.