Ahh, it’s that time of year again folks. The first Philadelphia Eagles training camp of the Chip Kelly era is right around the corner. With rookies reporting for training camp on Monday, I’m going to spend to a post doing some positional breakdowns and previews to watch during this years training camp. We’ll start on the offensive side of the ball with the signal caller, and arguably one of the most important and watched battles of the summer.
But, whether it was because Kelly did not see enough in Foles to give him the job or just morbid curiosity (or both), Kelly decided to offer Vick another shot, restructuring his deal to around $7 million ($3.5m guaranteed) with the assumption that the quarterback competition was wide open and that nothing would be handed to anyone. Kelly has stayed true to his word in the mini-camp’s so far, splitting reps between Vick and Foles almost equally.
starter. He has a skill set that, if Kelly chooses to implement it, would be great to run the read option. While not as fast as he used to be he is still very dangerous with the ball in his hands. He’s got a cannon for an arm and has one of the best deep balls in the NFL. If Kelly can scheme around Vicks weaknesses he could be effective.