Eagles coach Chip Kelly has said the Vick-and-Nick show will continue at quarterback until one of them emerges as the starter. Through three days of camp, neither is showing signs of doing so.
Via John Gonzalez of CSNPhilly.com, Mike Vick and Nick Foles split first-team reps for the third day of training camp, with Vick unofficially completing nine of 14 throws and Foles nine of 16. Gonzalez writes that neither man “did much to impress.”
In fact, the best throw of the day came from rookie Matt Barkley, who has (to date) been relegated to third string. Barkley completed nine of 11 passes in 15 snaps, including a long throw and catch to Greg Salas that drew a roar from the crowd.
The longer it takes for Vick to emerge, the better the chance Foles will have to take the starting job. The longer it takes for Foles to emerge, the better the chance Barkley will barge his way in to the conversation.
Speaking of conversations, Gonzalez writes that Vick had a private one with former teammate Donovan McNabb on Sunday. McNabb later said they “discussed the day’s events.” For all anyone knows, they also discussed the possibility that, before too long, there will be a day when the big event includes Vick being benched.
Followed perhaps by Vick no longer being with the team.