Eagles coach Chip Kelly will take his time in choosing a starting quarterback, and he thinks he would be doing his team a disservice if he rushed the decision.
Kelly said the choice among Michael Vick, Nick Foles and Matt Barkley can come only after he has had plenty of time to assess the players in training camp.
“We’re going to have to name a starter at some point in time,” Kelly said, via Philly.com. “That’s why I think it would be unfair right now, because there hasn’t been enough situations to evaluate. If someone said, ‘Hey, we have to play a game tomorrow,’ we have to make a decision. But we don’t have to play a game tomorrow. We have until September 9, so we’ll see how it works itself out.”
Kelly thinks that when it’s all said and done, one quarterback will separate himself as the best.
“I’ve never been in a situation where we’ve had to make a decision and it’s like 50-50, pick it out of a hat,” Kelly said. “Somebody over the course of time has stepped up and has won the battle. That’s what you’re hoping to have happen again here, and hopefully it’s evident to everybody, like, ‘There’s no question that it’s this guy because his game stepped up.'”
All three quarterbacks will get a full training camp to step up.