The chance for Chip Kelly to evaluate his quarterbacks has been limited to two months of offseason work that did not include pads, contact, or a live pass rush for his passers to sidestep. Only two-thirds of the offense has been installed. That's why the Eagles coach has elected to exercise patience in the quarterback competition, withholding judgment until it's necessary - or obvious - to make a decision between Michael Vick and Nick Foles, and potentially even Matt Barkley. "We're going to have to name a starter at some point in time," Kelly said during a wide-ranging interview after the team's spring minicamp. "That's why I think it would be unfair right now, because there hasn't been enough situations to evaluate. If someone said, 'Hey, we have to play a game tomorrow,' we have to make a decision. But we don't have to play a game tomorrow. We have until Sept. 9, so we'll see how it works itself out." The Eagles' rookies report to training camp July 22. The entire team will check in by July 25. The first preseason game is Aug. 9, and the regular season opens Sept. 9.
Plenty of time to pick Eagles QB, Kelly says
Philly.com | Jul 12