NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported Sunday that the Eagles are selling Kelly on two major factors. First, a roster already stocked with the type of players the coach recruited at Oregon, including a handful of short, fast wideouts. Second, two in-house signal-callers who loom as decent fits to operate Kelly's up-tempo, spread attack.
Vick and Nick Foles would, indeed, give Kelly two unique quarterbacks to work with. Foles is raw but promising. Vick's best days have passed, but he's an intriguing fit for Kelly's option scheme and, on paper, a better proposition than Brandon Weeden and Colt McCoy of the Cleveland Browns, the second team competing furiously with the Eagles to hire the innovative Oregon coach.
If Philadelphia winds up with the top prize in this coaching derby, Vick's presence -- on a team that seemed ready to wave goodbye just days ago -- might wind up serving as a difference-maker.