Nick Foles, you’re up.
Until you’re back down.
As reported elsewhere, Vick’s hamstring injury will cause him to miss Sunday’s game at Tampa. Per a league source, Vick also could miss the following Sunday’s game, at home against the Cowboys.
We’re told Vick is week-to-week, even though coach Chip Kelly has said he’s day-to-day.
Kelly also suggested to reporters on Monday that Foles could play his way into the job.
“There’s always open competition,” Kelly said, via Tim McManus of PhillyMag.com. “If Nick goes out there and goes 100-for-100 and throws 27 touchdown passes, then yeah.”
Privately, Kelly remains committed to Vick. When Kelly picked Vick, Kelly said it’s a decision for the whole season.
In 2010, Vick played his way into the starting job after Kevin Kolb suffered a Week One concussion. So it would be hard for Vick to complain if it happens. Short of 27 touchdown passes from Kolb, it most likely won’t.