Chip Kelly’s starting quarterback likely not on Eagles’ roster

According to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer, the general census is that Chip Kelly’s starting quarterback for the 2013 season isn’t on the Eagles’ roster right now.

If you were looking for Chip Kelly to declare who his starting quarterback was on his first full day on the job, then Thursday’s press conference probably wasn’t for you.

But there were words to be parsed and phrasings to be speculated upon, and the general sense from this vantage point was that Kelly’s starting quarterback for 2013 isn’t likely on the current roster.

“There is nothing that’s on the board right now, there’s nothing that’s off the board now,” Kelly said. “Our sole focus and goal is that we’re going to put an offense on the field that’s going to score points. . . . Whoever that is, I don’t know.”

Kelly, officially introduced as the Eagles’ 21st head coach on Thursday, had nice things to say about Michael Vick and Nick Foles. He didn’t crown the veteran or the rookie as the franchise quarterback either.

I think it’s pretty obvious that the Eagles will draft a quarterback in April’s draft.

I believe they’ll target a quarterback between the second and fourth rounds of the draft.