No real quarterback competition is going to be settled on the first day of the first minicamp, but that doesn’t stop people from wondering about the pecking order.
It’s no surprise, then, that Eagles coach Chip Kelly faced questions about how snaps were allocated when the Eagles worked out on Tuesday. Kelly said that Michael Vick and Nick Foles rotated with the first team and that Dennis Dixon got some snaps as well while trying his best to downplay the significance of who is playing where at this point in the process.
“It’s even. They both [Vick and Foles] took reps with the ones,” Kelly said, via Jordan Raanan of NJ.com. “The depth chart for us is not a big deal. … The depth chart is more of a seating chart than a depth chart.”
Anyone who has ever planned a wedding knows that there are plenty of people who put a lot of stock into a seating chart. Kelly is likely to find that Philadelphia has more than enough to spare every time he faces the media and gets asked about the identity of his starting quarterback.
He might have an easier time naming his left tackle. Jason Peters participated fully on Tuesday as he makes his way back from last year’s torn Achilles. Kelly said, via the team website, that Peters “looked really at home” at his old position and his return would be a positive development for the Eagles after last year’s follies on the offensive line.