(PHILADELPHIA) — Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly named Nick Foles the team’s starting quarterback for the rest of the season on Tuesday.
Foles took over the quarterback job when Michael Vick was injured October 6th with a hamstring injury. Since then, Foles has led the team to five wins in six games. The 24-year-old Foles also set an NFL record in November with a passer rating of 152.8, the highest rating any quarterback has ever had in a month.
Despite Foles’ great play, Kelly refused to name him the full-time starter until Vick was healthy. Vick haD been medically cleared to play this week, so Kelly made a decision.
“They were both fine,” Kelly said of the conversation he had with both quarterbacks. “They understand the situation. Mike wants to contribute any way he can. That’s the type of guy he is. Great teammate, great leader. He’s been great for Nick, in terms of helping him develop. We’ve got a good situation. We’ve got two quarterbacks who can win games in the NFL, and you need both of them.”
The Eagles (6-5) will attempt to win their fourth straight on Sunday when they take on the Arizona Cardinals (7-4) in Philadelphia.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire