According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the Philadelphia Eagles will consider hiring Oregon head coach Chip Kelly to take over the Andy Reid once they move on from him after the season.
The Philadelphia Eagles will consider Chip Kelly to replace Andy Reid, according to league sources, and multiple executives with rival teams anticipate Philadelphia making a heavy push to land the Oregon head coach.
As previously reported in the space, Kelly will be a hot NFL commodity, and with possible NCAA sanctions looming over Oregon, the noted offensive mind is expected to make the jump to the NFL. The Ducks finish out their season in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl against Kansas State on Jan. 3. The Eagles won’t be the only team to contact Kelly, but league sources expect them to be among the first to try to interview him, and believe he could emerge as a quick favorite for the position. The attractiveness of the Eagles job, versus other potential opportunities on Kelly’s plate, remains to be seen. Kelly turned down Tampa Bay last offseason after effectively agreeing to take the job, and it’s not known how Philly’s fluid quarterback situation and organizational structure might factor into his interest there.
Kelly runs a very fast paced offense at Oregon and the Eagles have the speed on offense to run a similar style. They’re just going to need to find a new starting quarterback.