There's a reason why Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly wanted to keep Nick Foles around. Kelly knows his starting quarterback, Michael Vick, has missed nine games over the last two years and wasn't likely to stay healthy all season.
Foles is expected to start Sunday in Tampa against the Buccaneers if Vick's hamstring isn't healthy enough for him to play, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday, according to a source. Rapoport later reported on NFL Network's "Around the League Live" that Vick could miss two weeks with his injury.
Kelly told reporters Monday, via the Eagles' official Twitter account, that he isn't sure if Vick will be able to play this weekend, calling his quarterback day to day.
Foles did a nice job moving the ball against the New York Giants in relief Sunday, helping the Eagles pull off a come-from-behind victory to move to 2-3. Life will get a lot tougher this week. The Bucs haven't won a game this season, but they boast one of the best defenses in football.
Kelly made it clear after Sunday's win that Vick would remain the Eagles' starter if healthy. If Foles plays well in Tampa, the Eagles can make absolutely sure Vick is 100 percent healthy before they put him back in the lineup.