According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen Oregon Head Coach Chip Kelly is leaving College Football to become the Philadelphia Eagles new Head Coach. Both men share the same agent so no surprise Mortnesen breaks the story. This is a shocking turn of events as Kelly had interviewed with the Eagles for 9 hours last week before it was reported Kelly would return to the Ducks as their head coach. No word yet on the contract length of money but the Eagles have landed their #1 choice.
This is quite a coup for Jeffrey Lurie and Howie Roseman. Kelly was courted by pretty much every NFL team (and very hard by the Joe Banner-led Cleveland Browns) and seemed to have spurned everyone when the Eagles came out of left field (pretty much exactly like the Nnamdi negotiations and we see how well that worked out…) to sign the coach today.
Gus Bradley left earlier today from Philadelphia to head to Jacksonville so it seems the Eagles were not sold on Bradley as the next coach of the team. Ken Wisenhunt was also someone who was reported as being in play but as of right now it’s not known if he will be brought in as a Offensive Coordinator or not.
Kelly has to be intrigued by the Eagles running backs in LeSean McCoy & Bryce Brown and the opportunity to coach Nick Foles or perhaps even keep Michael Vick at a discounted rate. When more news comes as it pertains to Chip Kelly we’ll have it here on www.HighPhive.net!Tags: Chip Kelly, Gus Bradley, Head coach, Howie Roseman, Jeffrey Lurie, Joe Banner, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles