Michael Vick has "toughest road" to start

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Eagles beat writer Geoff Mosher on the Eagles' QB competition:

It’s obvious to me that Michael Vick actually has the toughest road to the starting job, more than Nick Foles or Matt Barkley. At 33, which he turned last month, he’s far and away the oldest quarterback on the roster. At more than $7 million this year, he’s also far and away the most expensive. New coaches tend to build their programs around young franchise signal callers, not aging ones whose best days are well behind them.

It also helps that Foles and Barkley are much more salary-cap friendly than Vick. Even if it’s a tie between Vick and Foles or Vick and Barkley as training camp progresses this summer, what impetus would Chip Kelly have to stick with Vick?

It’ll be interesting to see if Barkley can elbow his way into the competition. Logic dictates that if Barkley is just a hair behind Vick and Foles, the coaches will go with him and take their lumps for a few games if they believe he has the most upside, much like the Seahawks did last season with Russell Wilson and the Niners did with Colin Kaepernick.

Fantasy Impact: 

Vick seemingly is the best fit for Kelly's offense, though Mosher's take certainly throws some cold water on his upside. This is a camp battle to monitor -- at this point, Vick's ADP (11.08) is too steep for a player embroiled in a bona fide QB competition.

Filed Under: 2013, Preseason