Chip Kelly reportedly atop Philadelphia Eagles' list
- By Gregg Rosenthal
- Updated: Jan. 1, 2013 at 10:01 a.m.
The Cleveland Browns aren't the only team with Oregon coach Chip Kelly atop their wishlist. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Kelly is the team's "prime target" to replace Andy Reid.
NFL.com's Albert Breer has reported for weeks the Eagles are interested in Kelly, and it appears he is above all other candidates on the Eagles' list.
Fox Sports insider and NFL Network contributor Jay Glazer reports that Falcons defensive coordinator Mike Nolan will interview with the Eagles this week. Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter and Falcons special teams coach Keith Armstrong will also interview, according to the Inquirer.
Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie repeatedly referenced offense on Monday and the importance of finding an innovative mind. Kelly fits the bill.
"It has to be somebody that really has studied where offenses and defenses are going," Lurie said Monday about his new coach. "Somebody that will not just today have a dynamic approach to the game but studies it in such a way that when the game figures out what's going to happen with that type of offense, they're a step ahead."
Sound like anyone?
Kelly's Oregon Ducks play on Thursday in the Fiesta Bowl, and then he'll be able to interview should he choose to head to the NFL. All you need is two teams to create a bidding war, and Kelly appears to have at least two. If the Carolina Panthers make a change, it could be three teams.