Early Monday morning, Eagles head coach Chip Kelly suggested that he ‘hoped’ Michael Vick would be ready to return after the teams Week 12 bye and that he would sit down with both Vick and Nick Foles to discuss the plans going forward:
Chip Kelly: We’re hoping that Mike Vick will be ready to go when we get back to work next week.
Kelly: When both quarterbacks are fully healthy, I’ll sit down with both of them to discuss who starts.
The Eagles have looked like a completely different team with Foles under center in recent weeks, though, in fairness to Vick he was playing injured as he has clearly looked hobbled for a considerable amount of the season.
Kelly didn’t seem to give an indication as to which way he’s leaning and it’s not common practice that a player loses their job due to injury, but it won’t be easy to yank Foles out of the starting quarterback spot considering how well he’s played.
Philadelphia will host the Arizona Cardinals on December 1st, after their bye.