The Eagles returned from the bye Tuesday and Chip Kelly announced that Nick Foles is his starting quarterback going forward. He said he doesn't want Foles looking over his shoulder, fearing he might be benched if he has a bad game.
In some respects, the announcement was a formality, but it was a necessary one. Kelly has avoided making Foles' status official while Vick was recovering from his reinjured hamstring. Vick is healthy now, and will practice fully this week as the backup, Kelly said.
"Nothing's changed in where I am or who I am," Foles said after practice. He said he would approach everything the same way every week.
"It was simple. Chip's a simple guy," Foles said, when asked how the news was delivered. "I just went in there, he told me the situation, that I was the 'one' and Mike was the 'two,' and let's go ... It's not drawn out, like in movies, you sit down and there's like, tears -- I walked in, we talked a little about the Oregon-Arizona game (won by Foles' Wildcats) ... I was ready to go, Mike was ready to go."