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The Eagles got back to work Tuesday afternoon after a long much needed bye week to re-cooperate and get ready for the home stretch to make a push for the playoffs. And during his weekly press conference with the media, Eagles Head Coach Chip Kelly finally made a decision on his quarteback.
Kelly announced that 2nd year signal caller Nick Foles will remain the starting quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles for the remainder of 2013. The 24 year old has been having an impressive season in 2013 throwing for over 1500 yards 16 Touchdowns and no interceptions with a quarterback rating of 128.0 while leading the Eagles to a 4-1 record.
Kelly said he spoke with both Foles and QB Michael Vick about the decision and said Vick was in good spirits and that he needs to stay ready. Vick will remain the backup quarterback with Barkley being the third string. And why shouldn’t he be. He is the one last week that said Kelly would be “crazy” to pull Foles out right now for how hot he is been playing.
Now it’s getting brought up is does this mean Foles is the man long term? Honestly that question can’t be answered at this moment. But the question right now is can he continue this impressive streak and play his way and the Eagles into a playoff run? With only five games remaining in the regular season, only time will tell if he can get the job done. All I can say is, I wouldn’t count him or the Eagles out just yet and if he does he will help his case with Chip Kelly that he is deserving of being the quarterback of the future.
-Eagles HC Chip Kelly also announced on Tuesday that everyone is 100 percent and will practice this week including CB Bradley Fletcher and QB Michael Vick, except for rookie S Earl Wolff who is still recovering from a hamstring injury. Kelly said he does not expect Wolff to be able to go this week and in place for Wolff will be S Patrick Chung.