So Far, No Winner In Eagles Starting QB Battle

Eagles wideout DeSean Jackson says his team’s QB situation is a dead heat, that neither Mike Vick nor Nick Foles has done anything to distinguish or separate themselves. New coach Chip Kelly says he’s not sweating it, and this early in June, he needs not to sweat it. 

Not much can be gleaned from a few zero pressure pass attempts or any new offensive wrinkles thrown into a playbook. It’s likely that this QB battle will rage on into training camp, which for a team trying to reinvent itself is, probably a good thing. Everyone who struggled last year should have to earn their spot for the upcoming season.

Vick has the name recognition, but so not much else, as his abilities continue to fade. While Foles has the young man upside, but may not have the skill set to learn, or at least function, in a Chip Kelly offense. So a battle will actually help out the team more than hurt it. At this point, the team just needs to focus on the running game and its blitz pick-up packages, because ultimately those two factors will help define who’s even able to play QB.


From Pro Football Zone:

“I think they would both do a great job and we will be ready for the season,” he said.

Jackson reiterates that everyone is competing for a spot.

“Nothing is set in stone for anybody,” Jackson told the NFL Network. “Everybody on the team was able to go through first team, second team, third team. At the end of the day, I am very happy where I am at. I am not worried because at the end of the day I am going to out there, put my work in and do what I need to do to get my starting spot and keep it.”

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