Nov 17, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) during the first quarter against the Washington Redskins at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Redskins 24-16. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Eagles Foles the starter for the rest of the year according to Chip Kelly

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly has officially named Nick Foles as the starting quarterback for the rest of the season. In a move that surprises no one, Foles has played too well to bench.  In the 6 full games he has played for the Eagles this season, Foles has thrown for 1,505 yards and 15 touchdowns while rushing for 123 yards and 2 more touchdowns, which has keyed the Eagles to a 4-2 record.  The Eagles and Kelly are trying to figure out if Foles is on a great run if he is simply a great quarterback and someone that can lead them into the future.

Even Michael Vick has made comments to the point that while he thinks he can still be a starter in the league, Foles is just playing too well and needs to continue playing.  This is a tremendous show of respect from Vick for Foles and one that is not commonplace.

The Eagles have found themselves with a great chance to win the NFC East when it looked like they could have been headed for a disaster earlier in the year.  Foles and the Eagles come out of their bye week to take on the Arizona Cardinals at home.

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