Mike Vick may not be the fastest quarterback in the NFL, but he’s surely the fastest in Philly. The race to start for the Eagles, however, isn’t a sprint. It’s also not a marathon.
It’s more of a Superstars-style obstacle course. And there are indications that Nick Foles could be in the lead through the tires and the rope swing and approaching the wall.
Our brethren at Rotoworld found an item from Jimmy Kempski of the Allentown Morning Call making a case that Foles performed better than Vick during offseason workouts. “Foles got the ball out quicker than Vick, was generally more accurate, and is putting receivers in a better position to get yards after the catch,” Kempski writes.
Vick’s edge comes from speed, arm strength, and NFL experience. Of course, NFL experience means little for a team with a head coach who has none. At all. Of any kind.
The suggestion that Foles has an edge shouldn’t be a surprise. If Vick clearly had the lead, Vick already would be named the quarterback. And receiver DeSean Jackson offered perhaps the most telling assessment in the offseason, saying that the competition is “kind of even.”
If it ends up kind of even, Vick could be kind of benched. And if he’s kind of benched, there’s a chance he could be kind of gone.