Chip Kelly: 'Michael Vick still starting quarterback'

Kelly: 'Vick still starting quarterback'
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Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly confirms that Michael Vick remains his starting quarterback, but leaves the door open for Nick Foles to challenge the veteran.

Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly has insisted that he has faith in back-up quarterback Nick Foles, but has also revealed that Michael Vick will remain his number one choice.

Vick was forced off the field due to a hamstring injury during the second quarter of his side's match against the New York Giants yesterday, with Foles replacing him before throwing two fourth-quarter touchdown passes to seal a 36-21 victory for his side.

Kelly confirmed that Vick would start next weekend's match against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers if he is fit, but hinted that the door was open for Foles to challenge him for the starting spot.

"We're always going to compete and make sure the best guys are on the field," Kelly told reporters. "[Vick] wasn't 100%.

"He didn't look like he was moving well. He didn't have that step to get out of the way. I have a lot of confidence in Nick.

"If Nick were to go down, I think Mike could have gone back in. You'd better have two quarterbacks in this league."

The win halted a run of three consecutive defeats for the Eagles, improving their overall season record to 2-3.

Eagles QB Michael Vick rushes against the New York Giants during their game on October 6, 2013
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