Over the past two weeks, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles has thrown 10 touchdowns with no interceptions and two wins. Meanwhile, quarterback Michael Vick says it will be at least a few more weeks before he will be able to play. For all intents and purposes, the question of who is the Eagles’ starting quarterback has been answered.
Still, Eagles head coach Chip Kelly had to field these questions during his Monday press conference. This was his answer, via Reuben Frank of CSNPhilly.com:
I think what we’ve done for the last two weeks has worked for us pretty good, so we’re going to stick with that formula. It’s got us 16 touchdowns, no interceptions and two wins, so why would we change?
Kelly later said that he was being sarcastic and “thought that would go over big in this crowd.” While it’s a moot point with Vick still injured, I can’t imagine Kelly can realistic continue to be non-commital towards Foles, especially if Foles continues to perform. I don’t think opposing teams are going to be realistically preparing for Vick even once he is healthy.
Chip Kelly may not publicly commit to a quarterback for the rest of the season, but he doesn’t have to. Sarcasm or not, Foles’ production speaks for itself.