Eagles HC Chip Kelly told reporters on Monday that he is fully committed to Nick Foles being their starting quarterback long-term.
“He’s the starting quarterback for the next 1,000 years here,” said Kelly, per Rueben Frank.
Last week, Kelly announced that Foles would remain the starter for the remainder of the season, but there was some question as to whether or not Foles was their long-term answer, despite his very solid play this season.
Foles kept his impressive streak of 19 touchdowns without a single interception alive in Week 13 and has completed 63.3 percent of his passes. Add in the fact that the Eagles currently in the midst of a four-game winning streak and are currently tied for the division lead with the Cowboys and you can see why this decision makes sense.
Philadelphia drafted Matt Barkley in the fourth-round of this year’s NFL draft, but he is a long ways away from challenging Foles for the starting job. Michael Vick, 33, will be an unrestricted free agent following the season, so it appears as though he could be playing elsewhere next season.