Nick Foles Favored to Win Philadelphia Eagles QB Job?

Jun 4, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) and quarterback Michael Vick (7) pass the ball during minicamp at the NovaCare Complex. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Eagles starting quarterback competition is going to be one of the most interesting training camp battles to watch leading up to the regular season. New head coach Chip Kelly has said that he plans to take his time naming a starter and it could be any one of three signal-callers that wins the job.

The three quarterbacks that are in the mix are last year’s starter Michael Vick, back up Nick Foles and rookie Matt Barkley.

While Vick has the most starting experience out of the trio, the Allentown Morning Call’s Jimmy Kempski believes that Foles is ”in the lead” for the starting gig.

Kempski wrote that Vick was outplayed in the minicamps and OTAs:

The issue for Michael Vick, however, is that he is coming off two turnover-filled seasons. Not helping matters is that he was outplayed by Nick Foles in OTAs and minicamp. Foles got the ball out quicker than Vick, was generally more accurate, and is putting receivers in a better position to get yards after the catch.

You should also keep an eye on Barkley, but for now Foles is the lead dog.

What will be interesting to see is what the Eagles will do if Vick loses the starting job. It is very possible that the team could ultimately cut him, but we won’t find get to that point until the preseason.

Who do you think will start the season as the team’s starting signal-caller? Sound off in the comments section and share your thoughts.

Topics: Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles

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  • Scott Weiland

    I hear the complaints about Vick and trust me I’m feeling it. I think that there were 2 things going on last year. My man Vick was no longer the capable QB he once was amidst a deteriorating non-existent O line. I believe he also lost a bit of his confidence which took away from his ability to react and hurt his accuracy. He’s slowly becoming like Donovan McNabb (a once great quarterback). It’s time to cut bait but I’m not sure Nick is a long term solution, even with his impressive collegiate past.

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