The Eagles are holding mini-camp this week, but that doesn’t mean we’re getting any better idea of who will be running Chip Kelly’s super-high tempo offense come fall.
This is because Nick Foles, who finished 2012 as the starter and Michael Vick, who began the season as starter, split reps with the first team in the Eagles’ first practice under Kelly on Tuesday. And to hear Kelly tell it, the split was right down the middle between the younger, less mobile Foles and the older, more mobile Vick.
“It’s even. They both [Vick and Foles] took reps with the ones,” Kelly said this week, per Jordan Raanan of NJ.com. “The depth chart for us is not a big deal. … The depth chart is more of a seating chart than a depth chart.”
This will be an interesting story to follow through the summer. Vick, at his best, is pretty clearly the better fit for Kelly’s offense. But lately, Vick hasn’t been at his best, even when he’s healthy--which hasn’t been that often. Meanwhile, Foles impressed after stepping into the starting job as a rookie last year after Vick suffered a season-ending concussion against Dallas but, as a more traditional pocket passer, doesn’t really fit the mold of a signal-caller in Kelly’s system.
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