Eagles coach Chip Kelly already announced there would be a competition for the starting quarterback job between veteran Michael Vick and Nick Foles.

Then the Eagles drafted USC quarterback Matt Barkley, and Kelly announced that he, too, will be in the mix.

Yet Vick and Foles welcomed Barkley. On Monday, Vick and Foles shared the snaps with the first-team offense, while Dennis Dixon, Barkley and G.J. Kinne worked in with the deep reserves.

Kelly insisted it means nothing because the season doesn’t start for four more months.

“We’re just trying to get reps off and trying to get film and look at it,” Kelly said. “It’s May 13 and we’ve got a long ways to go before we ever set a depth chart.”

Vick seconded that, but added: “In my heart, I feel like I’m always a starter in this league until the day I can’t run anymore or throw anymore.”

Foles knows Barkley from when they were both quarterbacks in the Pac-12. Foles played at the University of Arizona.

“When they drafted him, I was excited for this franchise,” Foles said. “I’ve known Matt for a couple years. I’ve played against him. I’ve seen his leadership. Anytime you can get a player like that, it’s great for the organization.”

Added Vick: “He’s just another quarterback that we have to mold and prepare and play ball in case he has to. That’s what this game is about. There are always guys who are going to get drafted, always guys behind you who are going to push you, and guys in front of you and you have to push them. That’s the name of the game. You can’t become complacent.”