Michael Vick told reporters he felt butterflies when Eagles coach Chip Kelly summoned his quarterbacks to Kelly's office Tuesday at NovaCare; Vick said you always get butterflies when the coach wants to see you in his office.
But Vick had to have some idea he was about to get good news. Kelly validated what most observers felt was obvious after two preseason games -- that Vick was winning the QB competition with Nick Foles. Kelly announced just before Tuesday's practice that Vick will start the Sept. 9 season opener against the Redskins, and will be the starter for the season.
"I told him, 'Thank you, I appreciate it, and I won't let you down,' " Vick said after practice.
"I thank coach Kelly for the process we all had to go through," said Vick, who told reporters he was wrong in early June, when he said he didn't like splitting practice reps with Foles, and that he hoped Kelly would name a starter before training camp. "It's gratifying to me that I had to earn it, that nothing was given to me."