Round Two Of The Philadelphia Eagles’ QB Battle Goes To Michael Vick
Everyone is writing about the Philadelphia Eagles‘ quarterback situation, so I have to chime in as well. My last post about the quarterback situation I called the race even after round one. Well, it’s still close, but Michael Vick might have a slight advantage now, just because of Nick Foles‘ turnovers, after round two. They both have moved the ball very well in this preseason thus far.
Foles was 6-of-8 for 53 yards against the Carolina Panthers. He had 13 yards rushing, including a 7-yard TD run. The funny thing is about Foles is that he looks more mobile than I ever thought he would. Foles had that one big mistake on his first series when he tried to throw the ball out of the end zone and was picked when he threw it off his back foot.
Vick completed his first nine passes before throwing an interception at the end of the second quarter as time was expiring. That turnover doesn’t count in my book. Vick finished 9-of-10 for 105 yards and he also ran for 20 yards against the Panthers.
Chip Kelly is putting both Vick and Foles in different offensive schemes. They’ve both run the up-tempo and the huddling offense, and neither QB is having any issues with running Kelly’s offensive system efficiently. There is no doubt we will not find out who the starter is until after the last preseason game. But like I said before, Vick has the slight advantage right now.
Through two games thus far, Vick is 13-of-15 for 199 yards, TD, one interception and a passer rating of 113.1. Foles is 11-of-14 for 96 yards, no touchdowns ( rushing TD), one pick and a passer rating of 65.7. Round two goes to Vick. Sorry, Matt Barkley, you’re no longer involved.