Chip Kelly: 'Nick Foles will keep Philadelphia Eagles starter role'

Nick Foles #9 of the Philadelphia Eagles carries the ball in for a touchdown against the Carolina Panthers on August 15, 2013
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Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly confirms that Nick Foles will continue as the team's starting quarterback.

Chip Kelly has confirmed that Nick Foles will continue as the team's starting quarterback despite Michael Vick recovering from a hamstring injury.

Vick beat the second-year passer to the starter's job during the pre-season, but has missed five games after picking up the injury last month, allowing Foles to lead the team to four wins in his absence.

The head coach told reporters: "Those guys understand how this thing is put together, in that the same thing that I told Nick in August is the same thing I told Mike today. He's a chinstrap away from having to go in again. We need to get him back up. The big thing with Mike is that he's missed a fair amount of time here, so we've got to get him back up to speed.

"[Foles has] got a great command of what we're doing and he's a lot more comfortable with what we're doing. It's just kind of an ongoing process for him.

"[Vick has] a great teammate and great leader and he's been great for Nick over the games that he's been out in terms of helping him develop. We've got a good situation. I think we've got two quarterbacks who can win games in the NFL and I think you need both of them."

The Eagles face the Arizona Cardinals this weekend.

Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks to pass in the first quarter against the New England Patriots on August 9, 2013
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