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DeSean Jackson: Michael Vick will win Eagles' QB job

DeSean Jackson doesn't sound like a guy who wants to get involved in predicting the outcome of the Philadelphia Eagles' quarterback competition this summer.

He did it anyway.

"In my opinion, honestly, I don't want to be put on the spot. I know y'all gonna do me like that, but Michael Vick's got a lot of confidence in himself," Jackson told ESPN (via Phillymag.com). "He's been there, going on 12 years in the NFL. I think he'll get the job."

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"Nick Foles is a great, great talent coming in from Arizona, actually a Pac-12 guy. He has the hype, he has the skills as well too. Going into camp, I think Michael Vick will probably be the starter, but we still don't know. I think Chip Kelly's gonna keep everybody honest and keep everybody open."

Asked to elaborate why Vick is the favorite in his mind, Jackson said it goes back to the mobility on which Vick built his career. Jackson believes Vick will be able to get back to his improvisational self under Kelly.

"To try to get a Michael Vick to stay in the pocket when things kind of shut down, that's hard to do, and expect him to just pass the ball, pass the ball and not use his legs," Jackson said. "So as long as he's still able to use his legs and do things like that, I think he'll be alright."

Kelly said this month that Vick's mobility is an "added bonus," but Kelly added it's a "misconception" that his offense needs a running quarterback. Vick's struggles with accuracy and decision-making have held him back in recent seasons. He'll have to improve on those issues to win this depth-chart derby.

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