One of the things we heard Chip Kelly wants is for the QB to get the ball out quickly.
Remember when Chip Kelly said he wanted the ball gone in 1.6 seconds? Michael Vick's average time to attempt in preseason was 3.16 seconds
— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) September 3, 2013
As we saw this summer, Vick threw the ball more downfield than we expected. He mixed in some short throws as well, but there were plenty of 20-yard pass targets. What we don’t know is if this was by design or not.
Nick Foles didn’t throw any deep balls and limited his throws in the 15-20 yard range. He threw mostly short, quick passes.
Vick holding onto the ball is something to keep an eye on, but we can’t make too much of a preseason stat since Kelly hadn’t designed specific gameplans.