Chip Kelly: 'Competition between Michael Vick and Nick Foles is even'

Philadelphia Eagles new head coach Chip Kelly talks during a press conference on January 17, 2013
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Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly says that quarterbacks Michael Vick and Nick Foles are even after their first off-season practice session.

Chip Kelly has said that competition for the starting quarterback role with the Philadelphia Eagles is even following the team's first off-season practice yesterday.

Michael Vick lost his starting place last season to Nick Foles after sustaining a concussion, before regaining the spot when his teammate picked up a hand injury.

The Eagles head coach told reporters: "It's even. They both took reps with the ones. The depth chart really is more of a seating chart right now.

"It's April 16, so we'll split the quarterback reps equally, those guys know where they stand, they love competition.

"I don't think these guys go home and hang a little sign over their beds saying 'I ran with the first team today'."

The Eagles finished last in the NFC East in 2012, winning four games and losing 12 during the regular season.

Eagles QB Michael Vick after a game with Dallas on November 11, 2012
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