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

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

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.

Topics: Michael Vick, Nick Foles, Phialdelphia Eagles

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