Apparently, the high-flying, new-look Chip Kelly Eagles will resemble the sad, old, last-place Andy Reid Eagles a little more than expected. Meet Michael Vick, quarterback of the Eagles. “Michael will be back next season with us,” Kelly said Monday. Earlier Monday, the Eagles announced that they had restructured Vick’s contract, tearing up the 2013, 2014 and 2015 seasons, worth a total of $41.5 million, and replacing them with what is essentially a one-year, $7.5 million deal for 2013. "I am grateful and proud to be a Philadelphia Eagle," Vick tweeted. "My heart is in Philly and this community is important to me." Kelly said Vick will compete with Nick Foles for the starting quarterback job this coming season. Foles replaced Vick for the last six games of 2012 and completed 61 percent of his passes while throwing for 243 yards per game, something no other NFL rookie quarterback has ever done. Essentially, Kelly decided that he’d be better off in his first year as an NFL head coach with a 33-year-old quarterback who hasn’t won a playoff game in nine years and a second-year pro with one career win than trying to find a quarterback in a weak QB draft class and a non-existent free agency class. “You have to look at the landscape for other quarterbacks,” Kelly said. So it’ll be Vick vs. Foles for the opening-day quarterback job. “There is an open competition,” Kelly said. “Michael knows that. Nick knows that. Nick knew every step of the way what we were doing. I wanted to make sure Nick was included in the plans, and I think both of them have outstanding qualities in terms of being quarterbacks in this league. Both of them have started in this league.
Vick has deal restructured, will compete with Foles
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