The Philadelphia Eagles are going to replace Andy Reid come season’s end. That much we know. What we don’t know, however, is who they will replace him with. It goes without saying that this offseason will be crazy in terms of how many big time coaches will be available and the sheer total of openings that will undoubtedly exist; to date, though, nobody has actually been able to put together a realistic list of who lands where.
Well, according to CBS Sports, we may finally have our first pairing of available coach and coaching vacancy. Per Jason La Canfora, the Eagles are reportedly interested in replacing Reid with Oregon head coach Chip Kelly.
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.
Kelly has long since been rumored to be NFL-bound, and the Eagles may provide him with the perfect opportunity to transition his less-is-more style to the pro ranks. If Philly retains Michael Vick, Kelly’s high-octane approach to offense may be just the key to rejuvenating the 32-year-old’s career. If not, maybe he can maximize Nick Foles’ skills. Either way, the Eagles are hardly the rebuilding situation that you would expect a 4-11 team to be.
Kelly to Philadelphia is one of the more realistic rumors to float around over the past few months.
(Kudos CBS Sports)