After 14 seasons with Andy Reed at the helm, it appears as if the Philadelphia Eagles may have found their new head coach in the University of Oregon’s Chip Kelly per ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.
Chip Kelly is the new coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, according to league sources. No announcement yet.
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) January 16, 2013
Chip Kelly was most recently involved in talks with the Cleveland Browns, but decided to return to Oregon instead of taking the job with the Browns. Kelly making the jump to the NFL comes as no surprise as he has become one of the hottest names in the college ranks — and the fact that the University of Oregon could be facing some NCAA sanctions.
Kelly would be an interesting hire considering his uptempo style offense that has featured athletic quarterbacks while at Oregon. The Eagles currently have a quarterback in Michael Vick who may fit that system, but the organization has seemed primed on moving forward with Nick Foles.
There has been no formal announcement of Kelly’s hiring as of yet, but we’ll keep you updated as more details are learned.