Eagles coach Andy Reid today confirmed that Nick Foles is his backup quarterback, Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
"He's in that position right now," Reid said Tuesday.
There are a few qualifiers to Reid's statement. First, Mike Kafka, currently listed second on the depth chart behind Michael Vick, will not play in Thursday night's preseason finale against the New York Jets. So, technically speaking, Foles is the No. 2 because he will start against the Jets.
"Yeah, right now, that's what he is," Reid said, when ask to clarify his original answer. "He's the one that's going to start the game."
Foles will start and play the first quarter, Reid said. Trent Edwards will play the final three quarters.
Kafka "got a little work in" during practice Tuesday, Reid said. But the quarterback's broken left, non-throwing hand was still tender.
"I'm going to hold him out unless something drastically changes," Reid said.