Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly announced that veteran quarterback Michael Vick will get the start for the season opener against the Washington Redskins on Monday Night Football.
“This is a one QB operation,” Kelly said referring to his decision to go with Vick instead of Nick Foles or rookie Matt Barkley. “Mike won’t be looking over his shoulder.”
This will be Vick’s 5th season with the Eagles as he hopes to improve upon his combined 30-28 touchdown-to-interception ratio over the course of the past two seasons.
In ten games played during the 2012 season, Vick racked up 2,362 passing yards, with 12 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.
Although Vick’s speed and athletic ability offer an abundance of upside in Chip Kelly’s offense, injuries and turnovers have always been what has kept him from reaching “marquee” fantasy status. Consider him a solid mid-to-late round pick in all leagues, as there are safer options across the board at his position.