Brendan Maloy
Monday December 2nd, 2013

Chip Kelly and the Eagles are 5-1 in games started by Nick Foles this season. (Drew Hallowell/ Getty Images) Chip Kelly and the Eagles are 5-1 in games started by Nick Foles this season. (Drew Hallowell/ Getty Images)

Eagles head coach Chip Kelly has put any future quarterback controversy to rest by announcing at a press conference that Nick Foles is his starter for the next millennium, according to ProFootballTalk.

Kelly joked about his new starter's long-term job security after conceding that Foles' play has earned him the spot for now:

"You can say that whomever it is, is your player of the future and then next week they get hurt.  You know, so, I hope Nick [Foles] is here for a long time.  I’m a big supporter of him, I think he does a fantastic job, but we also know that injuries occur in this game and that’s why I always qualify what I say.  I love the kid and I think he’s playing outstanding."

When asked further about the starting job, Kelly proclaimed Foles the starter for "1,000 years."

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Foles has been strong ever since taking over the starting spot in Philadelphia after Mike Vick injured his hamstring, throwing for 19 TDs and no interceptions in 196 passing attempts.

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