Philadelphia Eagles’ quarterback Nick Foles might not be a backup much longer.
After his team’s 31-20 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday that saw Foles go 22 of 31 for 296 yards and three touchdowns, head coach Chip Kelly refused to name a starter after the game, according to Phil Sheridan of ESPN.com.
“We’ll evaluate everything,” Kelly said. “We’ll see where we are, see where Mike is.”
Kelly was also asked if Michael Vick would start if healthy.
“I don’t deal in hypotheticals, and I don’t make any predictions,” Kelly said. “Let’s see where [Vick] is.”
Foles ran for a touchdown in the game against the Bucs, but ended up with just 2 yards on 3 carries. There is no question Vick is the better runner of the two, but he has completed just 53.8% of his passes this season and has lost three games and won only two as the starter.
When asked, Vick wasn’t worried about losing the starting job when he gets back from a hamstring injury.
“That’s not something I’m going to worry about,” Vick said. “I’m going to worry about getting healthy. We haven’t talked about [who's starting]. There’s no need to talk about it.”
Conventional wisdom says Vick will start due to his multidimensional ability and experience, but it must be nice for Eagles’ fans to have Foles if anything happens, who has certainly proven himself more than capable.