Chip Kelly will earn a reported $32.5 million during the five year lifespan of his contract with the Philadelphia Eagles. The high payday will make Kelly one of the highest paid coaches in the NFL.
With equal annual payments of $6.5 million, the large sum of cash is believed to have been a crucial factor in Kelly choosing to jump ship from Oregon.
Chip Kelly is the 21st head coach for the Philadelphia Eagles. He replaces long-time head coach Andy Reid, who finished his 2012-2013 with a 4-12 record.
According to ESPN:
The enigmatic Kelly reportedly was close to signing with the Browns after a long interview Jan. 4. He met with the Eagles for nine hours the next day, setting up a soap-opera scenario in which the Eagles were competing with Browns CEO Joe Banner, their former president and longtime friend of owner Jeffrey Lurie, who left the organization after a falling out. But that roller coaster ended when Kelly opted to remain — temporarily — in Eugene, Oregon.”
During four seasons with Oregon, the star head coach led his players to a 46-7 record.
Kelly has no experience in the NFL, but the Philadelphia Eagles are banking on his offensive expertise to guide the team towards a rebuilding period.
Chip Kelly as the head coach of the Eagles could spell trouble for Michael Vick and Nick Foles. Kelly ran a spread offense at Oregon, and he has been unwilling to commit to either team QB after meeting with both men last week.
Do you think Chip Kelly can lead the Philadelphia Eagles to a Super Bowl victory in the near future?