Eagles quarterback Michael Vick said this weekend that he has a “long road” back from his hamstring injury and he said after the team’s 31-20 win over the Buccaneers that going down that road is his only concern at the moment.
Vick made that clear when he was asked whether or not he was concerned about losing his starting job in the wake of Nick Foles’ 296 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday’s win. Vick said he hasn’t spoken to coach Chip Kelly and that there’s no need to talk about it because his focus isn’t on the starting job right now.
“Not at all. It’s the game of football,” Vick said, via Sheil Kapadia of PhillyMag.com. “Nick’s a great player. He’s a great football player. He does exactly what he needs to do when he goes out on the field. That’s not something I’m gonna worry about. I’m gonna worry about getting healthy.”
Vick also said that having Foles behind him made it easier to avoid rushing back to the play. Kelly was also asked about the quarterback situation, specifically whether Foles did enough to hold onto the starting job.
“We’ll evaluate everything,” Kelly said, via Reuben Frank of CSNPhilly.com. “We’ll go back and watch the film, see what he did, see where we are, see where Mike is.”
There’s only a decision to make if Vick is healthy, which will either make for an easy evaluation or a tough decision for Kelly.