Chip Kelly Fired By Philadelphia Eagles As Rumors Swirl About His NFL Future


Chip Kelly was fired today from his head coaching spot by the Philadelphia Eagles. In three years with the Eagles, Kelly complied a 26-21 overall record. His first two season’s were his best as he went 10-6 both seasons. In his first season with Philadelphia he won a conference title, the first Eagles coach to do so in his first season. He also proved his critics wrong, it was said an up-tempo called system wouldn’t work at the NFL level.

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Kelly’s second season was much of the same success and he looked like he would stay a head coach at the highest level for many years to come. Heading into his third season Kelly, who had more control over the team, completely disbanded his team. To one that he said fit more of his style. He made questionable decisions and trades, getting rid of big play receiver DeSean Jackson in 2014. In 2015 he traded away running LeSean McCoy, quarterback Nick Foles, who worked great in the Eagles system. He then picked up DeMarco Murray who played in a different system, then quarterback Sam Bradford who can’t stay healthy in the Foles trade, then even giving Tim Tebow a shot at quarterback.

All of it came back to bite him as the Eagles struggled all season, finishing 6-9 with Kelly’s offense sputtering almost every game to score points. With Kelly now a free agent, many Oregon fans are hoping for a Kelly and Mariota reunion. Only time will tell as Kelly could head back to the College level too. It however, is a big fall for someone who went from an offense genius to without a job, hopefully Kelly can rebound and prove his doubters wrong again.

Kelly will leave behind eight former Oregon players but could be headed south to coach one of the best to ever wear the Oregon Ducks Uniform. Of course minutes after Philadelphia announced the firing, rumors began about Chip Kelly landing in Tennessee to reunite with Marcus Mariota. Of course, time will tell how the story will unfold.

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Philadelphia Eagles Offensive Coordinator Phil Shurmur will step in as Interim Coach for the final game of the regular season this weekend against the New York Giants.