As bad as the Philadelphia Eagles have been this season, head coach Chip Kelly is likely staying put, according to CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason la Canfora.
Despite months of rumors and speculation, Chip Kelly is likely to be back with the Eagles next season, according to team and league sources, and ownership has no plans to move on from him. If Kelly were to depart — and college does have a certain allure to him, though it would have to be the perfect situation — it would come as a surprise at this point. The coach reiterated his dedication to his players last week and owner Jeffrey Lurie is still a strong proponent of Kelly.
Sounds like Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie is aware of locker room issues, but doesn’t care.
Lurie, though aware of some of the discord in his locker room, is not mulling a change at this point, even after two blowout losses the last two weeks, according to sources close to the owner, and that is unlikely to change down the stretch.
Lurie does have a lot of patience with his coaches. Just look at how long Andy Reid lasted in Philly.
I can’t blame Lurie for giving Kelly more time. It’s important to see if he can turn things around in 2016 because no one knows how the Eagles will look next season. NFL teams can become Super Bowl contenders overnight from season to season.