Nick Foles Named Starter for Rest of the Season
While Michael Vick is 100 percent healthy, he will not be the Eagles starting quarterback the rest of the season. Coach Chip Kelly confirmed Nick Foles will be his starting quarterback for the rest of the season.
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Foles has gone 103-of-162 (63.6 percent) for 1,554 yards with 16 touchdowns and no interceptions on the season while leading the Eagles to five wins in their last seven games.
Kelly met with both Vick and Foles and let them know about his decsion.
"Yeah, I did, Kelly said about meeting with the two quarterbacks. "Nick [Foles] will be our starter, and hopefully we get Mike [Vick] back through a full week of practice, and he'll be able to be the No. 2 guy this week."
Vick admited last week that Foles has earned the Eagles' starting job and handled the demotion to the No. 2 position very well according to Kelly.
"They were both fine," Kelly explained. "They understand the situation. Mike wants to contribute any way he can, and that's the type of guy he is. He's a great teammate, great leader. He's been great for Nick over the games he's been out in terms of helping him develop. We've got a good situation. I think we have two quarterbacks that win games in the NFL, and I think you need both of them."
Vick is expected to be active as Foles' backup in week 13 against Arizona. Vick went 77-of-141 (54.6 percent) for 1,215 yards with five touchdowns and three interceptions in six games this year.