Michael Vick Named Eagles Starter For Opener Against Redskins

Source: Will Brinson / CBS Sports

Despite Chip Kelly’s protestations to the contrary, it’s been obvious that Michael Vick would beat out Nick Foles for the Eagles starting job. And now it’s official, with Kelly naming Vick the starter on Tuesday for Philadelphia’s Week 1 opening matchup against the Redskins.

Vick, who re-negotiated his deal with the Eagles prior to the season, dominated this preseason, completing a whopping 86.7 percent of his passes (13-of-15) while throwing one touchdown and one interception (which was a garbage throw before halftime against the Panthers).

“He’s our starter for the season,” Kelly said of Vick.

Obviously those plans can change — Vick’s been hurt or benched before. But clearly Kelly feels good about rolling into 2013 with Vick under center. And Vick clearly feels good about Kelly as his coach; the quarterback recently said he “fell in love” with the game of football again thanks to Kelly taking over.

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