On what it was like to hear the crowd cheer when he ran on the practice field: "Definitely exciting. You hear a lot of history about Eagles nation. Just to be a part of it, I'm very happy to be here and be a part of a great, great organization."
On what brought him to this situation: "(Head Coach) Andy Reid. The respect I have for him, I met him a long time ago. Some things that stand out about him are the respect he has across the league as well as the players who talk about him and have respect as well. I really feel like it was a really good fit for myself. I had a lot of opportunities, but I felt this was a great opportunity for me to get back as a quarterback to learn from him as well as all the other quarterbacks here like Michael Vick and the rest of team."
On meeting Andy Reid for the first time: "There are just certain that as you grow up as a child and you see and you have that type of respect for. I wanted some things that if my mom and people I've come into contact with in my life, if you see someone that you really respect, don't be shy and go up and speak. When I saw him, big guy and respectful football guy, I went up and introduced myself to him, and let him know how much I have respect for him."
On how learning from Michael Vick will benefit him: "Me and Vick talk a lot and already have a history before this. I talked to him when I was in Nashville when we played preseason games. We had some emails back and forth, you know 'Hey, keep your head up.' That's what quarterbacks do. That's not only just with Vick, that's with quarterbacks across the league. We just keep in touch. That's just type of camaraderie we have with each other. Just to get here and learn from him, know a lot of things that he's been through along with the same things that I've been through. It's good just to be around a person who's fought through it and had the success that he has right now.
On whether Michael Vick spoke to him and convinced him to come here: "It was mostly Andy. Like I said, the respect that I already have for him. To have the opportunity to come play for him, I thought was really huge. I felt like it was the best opportunity for me."
On what could take his game to the next level: "Period, just playing football. What I've been playing since I was kid. Just continuing to paying attention and being coachable, listening, film work, studying, everything. I really feel like each year, my career has progressed better and better. As my years go on and my career continues to keep going, I feel like being in contact with Marty (Mornhinweg) the offensive coordinator as well as the guys like Andy Reid that is very smart and knows quarterbacks, I really feel that they're going to do a good job expanding my career a little bit more and getting a little more knowledge and bringing my game to where I want it to be at."
On how much he needs a fresh start after being in Tennessee last season: "Definitely. All the things that happened there. I definitely have a lot of respect for the Tennessee Titans organization. Definitely Bud Adams, that's my guy. For them to give me the opportunity to come play there and the things that we went through, I thought it was best for me to move on. The Eagles saw that it was the best opportunity to come here as well, and a fresh start is going to be good for me. To learn from some good guys and hang around a great organization and team, most of the guys I already know, so it's good to be in contact with some guys and I really feel like moving forward it's going to be good for us."
On whether he will try and push Michael Vick: "Oh yeah. We're going to compete, and that's what we do. It's going to make him play better and it's going to make me get better. That's what we have to do, and I have his back. Whatever happens, if I get a chance to get out there, I know he'll do the same. Right now, I'm just going to be paying attention to him, listening, asking questions. At the same time, I'm definitely going to be the best that I can be in order to push because I want to see him be the best that he can be and help him lead this team to a Super Bowl."
On the bumps in the road during his career and if he's put them behind him: "That's definitely behind me. It was a learning experience and I'm a working product. There isn't no one perfect in the league. As you see as guys get older and more mature, they start to take off so I'm kind of in that mode right now. I definitely wouldn't take anything back. I've learned from all of my mistakes. I'm basically just ready to just move forward and do what I can to get the Eagles to a Super Bowl. That's what I'm here for. I'm very excited to be here and a part of a great tradition of a football team."
On the Eagles new acquisitions: "Dream Team. From (CB) Nnamdi (Asomugha) to (CB Dominique Rodgers-) Cromartie, and from (DE) Jason (Babin) to myself, I know they're going to do some more things. It's beautiful to see where we're trying to go. I'm all for it. Whatever they ask me to do, to be scout team quarterback or quarterback learning, do whatever it is. I just want to be here to help and be a part of a team. I'm just happy to be a part of the Philadelphia Eagles."