Chip Kelly spilled the beans: Michael Vick is the Eagles starting QB.
Good for Vick. He earned the job.
The argument we had all spring and summer was about how talented and/or flawed Vick is. Kelly took the approach that Vick started with a clean slate. That meant that Vick’s dynamic highlights went out the window. But so did his bonehead errors.
Kelly wanted to see the 2013 version of Vick. Kelly gave him a new offense to run. Kelly also made Vick go through a true QB competition. Some in the media say this was a charade because it ended as they expected. But those guys are missing the point. Vick changed because of the competition. Nick Foles pushed him. Kelly pushed him. Vick had an up and down spring, but he had a great summer.
Mike earned the job, but he’s got to play well to keep it. Foles is right there behind him. A bad game won’t cost Vick his job, but there won’t be a bad month. He’ll be on the bench before that happens. Kelly has shown that he’s not playing favorites. The best guy plays. Simple as that. Right now, Vick is the best guy.
Next task…have a great autumn/winter.
And then win us the Super Bowl.