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Eagles quarterback controversy controversy continues

DeSean Jackson

Philadelphia Eagles’ DeSean Jackson speaks during a news conference at the team’s NFL football training facility, Wednesday, April 3, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)


The Eagles continue to have a controversy regarding their quarterback controversy.

And yet somehow the Cowboys and the Jets are viewed as the NFL’s most dysfunctional teams.

Receiver DeSean Jackson, who previously has declared that the entire team wants coach Chip Kelly to choose between Mike Vick and Nick Foles before the start of training camp, now says that the lingering uncertainty is affecting the team.

I definitely think it is,” Jackson said, via “Just to have the sense of knowing so we can kind of prepare and go out there and do the things we need to do with who’s going to be the starter. Once again, it’s uncertain, so we don’t know.”

Guard Evan Mathis disputed Jackon’s claim that the whole team wants Kelly to make his choice, creating a locker-room rift over a decision that eventually could create an even bigger locker-room rift.

“We have to go in there and do our jobs,” Jackson added. “That’s what we get paid to do is to go in there and do our job. Chip Kelly gets paid to be the head coach and make those decisions. I’m sure him and Pat Shurmur are going to make a good job of putting the best guy out there to give us the best chance to win.”

Maybe they will. But they’re not doing it quickly enough for the liking of Jackson and Vick, and presumably for other players on the team.