Nick Foles heard the rumors that he doesn’t fit the style of new Eagles coach Chip Kelly, that Kelly is enamored with quarterbacks who can run, something Foles doesn’t do all that well.

But Foles brushes those rumors aside like he would a defensive end.

He said Wednesday he plans on winning the starting quarterback job for the Eagles, whether it’s over Michael Vick or a draft pick like West Virginia’s Geno Smith.

Foles spoke publicly for the first time since Kelly was hired in January. Since then, the Eagles have re-signed Vick and free agent Dennis Dixon in addition to bringing back Trent Edwards. Kelly has declared it an open competition for the starting job. Foles said he wouldn’t want it any other way.

“If you want to be a quarterback in this league, or in Pee Wee or something, you have to believe, ‘I’m the guy,’ ” Foles said. “If you think, ‘Oh, I’m a backup,’ you’re going to be a backup. That’s how it is.

“On a team, you want the best quarterbacks possible to compete against one another and [Vick] is one of the best in the league. I believe that. We want competition. We want the best quarterbacks.”

As for Kelly’s style, Foles said it doesn’t necessarily mean having a quarterback who can run. Rather, it means having a quarterback who can get off the plays quickly. Still, there were trade rumors involving Foles before the Eagles quashed those in February.

“He hasn’t defined an offense,” Foles said. “He just said, ‘Up-tempo.’ I remember playing against him in college and it was up-tempo. I believe that whoever the quarterback is, you build an offense around that. I feel like I can run anything.”