Chip Kelly May Find An NFL Home This WeekendBy: Chris Crum - January 4, 2013
Oregon coach Chip Kelly has been interviewed for the currently vacant head coach position with the Cleveland Browns, and is also expected to meet with the Buffalo Bills and Philadelphia Eagles sometime this weekend.
ESPN is reporting that both teams are in Arizona, and have scheduled meetings with Kelly over the next two days.
Kelly’s Oregon Ducks won the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, beating Kansas State 35-17, so if this marks the end of his collegiate coaching career, it’s a good note to go out on.
Kelly was named the Pac 10 Coach of the Year both in 2009 and in 2010. He was the offensive coordinator for the Ducks before being named the head coach. He’s from New Hampshire, so any of the three teams he is said to be interviewing with would put him much closer to home than in Oregon.
Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid who was relieved of his duties this past week, has already landed with the Kansas City Chiefs, according to multiple reports. Though the Eagles were eager to get rid of Reid after a lackluster season, it’s no surprise that he has already found a head coaching job in the NFL, considering the success he has had in Philadelphia. He hasn’t won any Super Bowls for the city of brotherly love, but he’s gotten the team there, and to five NFC championships during his time with the team. He’s been with the Eagles since 1999.