It seems more and more unlikely that the Eagles are going to be able to do better than Nick Foles in next spring's NFL draft. Chip Kelly seemed to acknowledge that in his Monday morning appearance on 94WIP, saying "I hope Nick's here for a long time."
Naturally, this was something reporters wanted to pursue in Kelly's day-after news conference. Kelly seemed intent on emphasizing that Foles is his quarterback as long as he stays healthy, that he feels designating someone a starter, no matter what, is meaningless. Kelly asked reporters who Green Bay's quarterback is. (It's Aaron Rodgers, whether he's healthy right now or not. Your Eagletarian tried to engage the Chipper on this point, but Kelly continued to insist that somehow because Rodgers wasn't the Packers' QB last Thursday, when they lost to the Lions, he isn't their starter. Your Eagletarian likes the coach and thinks he's doing a great job, but this is fiddle-faddle. And Kelly surely knows it is, but he's going to tell us what he wants, when he wants. As he showed last summer, Kelly isn't going to be pushed into naming anybody anything before he's ready to do so.)
Finally, as the exchange with various reporters continued, Kelly declared Foles the starter "for the next 1,000 years here." We're not sure, but he might have been just a little facetious there.
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