When Eagles coach Chip Kelly was trying to downplay the significance of offseason snap counts, he joked: “Someone charted them, I would imagine.”
That they have, and it’s obvious that Kelly’s trying to keep his quarterback job competitive for as long as possible.
According to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Nick Foles took 21 snaps to Michael Vick’s 15 in seven-on-seven and team drills Monday.
That’s more than a sprinkling, and continues to point to the competitiveness of the situation.
While any quarterback would prefer most of the work to get ready for a season, there’s no reason for Kelly to make a decision now. He hasn’t been able to work with either of them long enough.
For the record, Matt Barkley apparently has the lead for the third-string job, with 21 snaps to five for Dennis Dixon and two for G.J. Kinne.
Now that that’s been documented, we can return the reporters covering the Eagles to their crucial other duty — documenting the songs on Kelly’s practice playlist.