Maybe Chip Kelly simply wants to keep Mike Shanahan guessing for as long as possible.
On Tuesday, the Eagles coach was coy with reporters regarding his plans for naming a starting quarterback.
“We’ll have our starting quarterback named before we get our game plan in for the Redskins,” Kelly said, via Geoff Mosher of CSNPhilly.com.
So when will that be?
“Hopefully, before we play them,” Kelly said.
The first-year head coach added that Mike Vick and Nick Foles will split first-team reps, like they did during the offseason.
How long will that last, you ask?
“Until a starter emerges,” Kelly said.
The longer it takes for Kelly to decide that Vick has emerged as the starter, the greater the chance that Foles will be the guy who gets the job. Though it seemed to be a foregone conclusion when the 2012 season ended that Vick wouldn’t return, both he and Kelly were intrigued by the prospect of working together. But Kelly hasn’t sufficiently been impressed to give Vick the job.
If Kelly isn’t by now, he may never be.