July 23, 2012; Bethlehem, PA. USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks Trent Edwards (11), Michael Vick (7), Mike Kafka (3) and Nick Foles (9) during training camp at Lehigh University. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Eagles says finding franchise QB is No. 1 priority


The Philadelphia Eagles have seen three different quarterbacks under center during the 2013-14 NFL season, with none of the quarterbacks being able to establish themselves as the clear No. 1 starter.

Because of the uncertainty at quarterback, Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie has said that finding a franchise signal-caller is the top priority for the team.

“We need someone to step up, whether it’s an existing young quarterback or somebody we go out and acquire,” Lurie told Geoff Mosher of CSNPhilly.com.  “We know — this is no secret — quarterback is the [ultimate] position and the most important difference-maker.

“We want to have very healthy, high ability at that position, with excellent leadership and a lot of smarts and a lot of moxie.  Someone that really can take that position and run with it”

If the team is committed to grabbing a younger quarterback, that is obviously bad news for Michael Vick, who can’t get healthy and isn’t getting any younger.

The good news, however, is that if the Eagles keep losing they will have a great opportunity to land one of the top quarterbacks in the 2014 draft class. You would have to imagine head coach Chip Kelly would love to reunite with Marcus Mariota.

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