Though new Eagles coach Chip Kelly has declared a QB competition, Michael Vick took the first-team snaps during the team's mini-camp, so said wide receiver Jeremy Maclin. Second-year passer Nick Foles also picked up some work during Thursday's session. Veteran Dennis Dixon and fourth-round pick Matt Barkley will ultimately battle for depth chart status along with Foles.
This news stuns nobody, but at least we might be moving closer to officially ending the pretense of a supposed QB battle. Vick, who turns 33 in June, certainly has his issues and nobody imagines him playing all 16 games. Still, he gives Philadelphia the best chance for success especially with Kelly's up-tempo offense. No longer considered a fantasy starter, Vick does offer some upside intrigue as a high-end QB2.