PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Michael Vick or Nick Foles? Might as well flip a coin.
Vick will start for the Philadelphia Eagles in their preseason opener against New England on Friday night only because it’s his turn to go first in the quarterback rotation. Foles also will take snaps with the starters, and the second-year pro will start the second preseason game.
“It was Mike’s day in the rotation, that was the easiest way for us to do it and then we’ll make sure the rotation works out that Nick will get the start next week,” coach Chip Kelly said Thursday. “The two of those guys, we feel like we’ve got it balanced out. We met with those guys this morning. They were great with it, so that’s kind of our plan going in.”
Both Vick and Foles are expected to get between 12 and 20 snaps vs. the Patriots. The two QBs have been competing for the No. 1 job since Kelly’s arrival in Philadelphia.
“It doesn’t mean anything,” Vick said about the start. “The only thing I want to do is go out there and have fun, play the game, play with a purpose, enjoy every snap, try to make the most out of it as long as I’m out there and just try to be consistent like I have throughout camp and have fun playing the game.”
Rookie Matt Barkley will come in after Vick and Foles in the second quarter and play through the third. Dennis Dixon and G.J. Kinne will play the fourth.