Eagles coach Chip Kelly has said that Michael Vick and Nick Foles will compete to be the team’s starting quarterback and Dennis Dixon thinks he’s in the mix for the job as well, but one key member of the team’s offense is already making his guess about the identity of the signal caller.
Running back LeSean McCoy told Eliott Shorr-Parks of NJ.com that he thinks Vick will be the team’s starting quarterback once Week One of the regular season rolls around. McCoy said that Vick’s determination to win the job was the deciding factor in his choice.
“People forget, this is Michael Vick,” McCoy said. “He’s got a lot to prove this year, but he’s ready to roll. He knows people are questioning if he can get it done, and he’s gonna prove this year he can.”
McCoy said that he’s excited about how his role in Kelly’s offense shapes up, especially with a lot of talk about running the ball from both the head coach and offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur. McCoy believes the Eagles have a roster well suited to making Kelly’s schemes work and didn’t hesitate when asked if he thinks Vick can thrive in the system.
“Oh my God yes,” McCoy said.
With the offseason not even close to being in full swing, it’s a bit too early to anoint anyone the starter in Philly but Vick does look like the favorite at this point.