Well, we know that when a quarterback decision is made in Philadelphia, coach Chip Kelly’s going to be the one to make it. He made sure to remind everyone of that earlier this week.
But Kelly wasn’t about to get into what-ifs Friday, when asked whether injured incumbent Nick Foles would return to the lineup when his broken collarbone heals.
“I have no idea,” Kelly said, via Geoff Mosher of CSNPhilly.com. “We could have no quarterbacks at that point in time.”
Foles wasn’t playing particularly well when he got hurt, which led to some speculation about the hold he had on the job. But realisitically, it’s nearly a moot point. He’ll miss at least a month, which will be enough time to gauge whether backup Mark Sanchez is better suited for the job anyway.
Kelly said that Foles would have another round of X-rays in three or four weeks to see how the bone was healing, but making any predictions prior to that would just be speculation.
He also noted that Brad Smith would be the Eagles’ emergency quarterback behind Matt Barkley.