PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Eagles first-year coach Chip Kelly has named veteran Michael Vick Philadelphia's starting quarterback.
Vick has been solid in two preseason games, and backup Nick Foles, in his second season with the Eagles, has struggled to grasp Kelly's multifaceted offense. Vick has thrown for 199 yards this preseason and will take a 113.2 quarterback rating into Friday's game at Jacksonville (0-2).
There wasn't a lot of suspense with Kelly's decision, which was announced after practice on Tuesday. Foles has been sacked six times in two games, and has a quarterback rating of 65.5, after showing flashes as a rookie last season while Vick was injured.
The Eagles (1-1) are coming off a 4-12 season, coach Andy's Reid's last, and haven't made the playoffs since they won the NFC East at the end of the 2010 season. Philadelphia opens the season at Washington Sept. 9.

Top NFL Public Bets


NFL Top Stories

Thumbnail Chargers vs. Broncos Pick Will Sunday's matchup between AFC West foes the Chargers and Broncos be a defensive struggle at 4:05PM ET?
Thumbnail Jets vs. Browns Pick Given issues at quarterback on both sides, will Sunday's game between the Browns and Jets be low-scoring for bettors?
Thumbnail Cardinals vs. Panthers Pick Did oddsmakers set the over/under too high in Sunday's Cardinals and Panthers matchup at 1:00PM ET?
Thumbnail Lions vs. Texans Pick Can the Detroit Lions add to their win streak this Sunday when they go on the road to face the Houston Texans at 1PM ET?
Thumbnail Chiefs vs. Colts Pick Will the Kansas City Chiefs be able to go on the road and maintain their strong offensive play when they face the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday at 1PM...
More inNFL Articles  

NFL Team Pages