Eagles' quarterback competition ongoing

Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly is in no rush to declare a winner in the quarterback competition between Michael Vick and Nick Foles.

He'll make a decision before the season-opener.

“We’re going to pull the trigger before we game plan for the Washington Redskins,” Kelly said in a transcript provided by the Eagles. “We have to have a quarterback in place when we’re really getting ready and getting into the meat and potatoes of what our game plan is going to be. That quarterback will be named.”

During a loss to the New England Patriots, Vick connected with wide receiver DeSean Jackson for a 47-yard touchdown pass and finished with a pristine 158.3 quarterback rating on 4 of 5 accuracy for 94 yards.

Foles completed 5 of 6 passes for 43 yards, but fumbled once.

“I thought they both did a good job,” Kelly said afterward.

So, the competition continues between two players with vastly different styles of play.

Vick is a scrambler with a big arm. Foles is a classic pocket passer.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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