Michael Vick has been named the Eagles' starting quarterback for the season, coach Chip Kelly announced Tuesday.
Kelly met with the quarterbacks on Tuesday morning to share the news. Vick will take the majority of the snaps in practice this week and will likely play two quarters against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Saturday's third preseason game.
"I think Mike is ahead right now," Kelly said. "I think Nick made it very difficult, though. It wasn't where it one guy went north and one guy went south. I think both guys upped their games. But at this point in time, I think Mike's ahead. And we want to move forward. This is a one-quarterback operation. This isn't going to be someone's going to look over their shoulder, or we're going to alternate by series."
Kelly emphasized he did not enter camp with "preconceived notions," and wanted to make sure the competition expressed itself and that it became obvious to the team.