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Philadelphia Eagles urged to keep Michael Vick as QB

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Former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Ron Jaworski believes Michael Vick is the only option in the key position next season.

The 33-year-old came in for criticism at various points in the campaign last year, with turnovers the key area of concern at the Lincoln Financial Field.

However, Jaworski, who now works as an ESPN analyst, is in no doubt that Vick is the pick of the Eagles’ bunch, and expects to see the player lead the offence when the first snap of the regular season is taken.

"I’m certain of one thing - Vick is the most talented quarterback on the Eagles roster," he said on Jaws’ QB Countdown.

“Vick remains a dynamic player with top-level arm strength and unmatched movement ability to extend plays with his legs. Few can spin it as well as No. 7, especially on the run.”

Jaworski is also looking forward to seeing how the former Atlanta Falcon works under new head coach Chip Kelly, believing his stats in the two-minute offence last season suggests it could be a good pairing.

“Chip Kelly will look at Vick and see a multidimensional quarterback that can pressure a defence in a variety of ways,” he added.

“Here’s the positive as the Eagles transition to Kelly’s shotgun, spread attack. Vick was outstanding in the two-minute offense last season with a quarterback rating of 98. I am going to be fascinated to see Michael Vick in Chip Kelly’s up-tempo-speed offense."

Turnovers are understandably the concern in Pennsylvania however, and Jaworski knows that Vick can’t afford to throw away so many opportunities next term – particularly in the red zone.

"The concern of course, is turnovers. Vick had far too many in 2012. Fifteen of them in 10 games; four of those 15 came in the red zone," he concluded.

If Vick does lead the Eagles, then a string of youngsters will be pushing him for chances, with Nick Foles, Matt Barkley and Dennis Dixon all behind the number one draft pick from 2001.

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