2 Best NFL Fits for Chip Kelly
Chip Kelly is the first coach ever to reach a BCS game in each of his first 4 seasons. This success, along with the intrigue surrounding how his offensive system will transition in the NFL, has brought about many rumors that 2012 would be his last season as the Oregon Ducks head football coach. Assuming Chip does leave, I have listed the two most plausible fits that I see for him.
Eagles: This team is equipped with a multitude of skill position players that would fit Kelly’s system immediately in LeSean McCoy, Bryce Brown, DeSean Jackson, and Jeremy Maclin. That’s not even mentioning Michael Vick, who could stick around for another year as well. Also, the Eagles will be getting back multiple players on the offensive line that were injured this season. These injuries were a major factor in the Eagles lack of success this season. They possess the 4th pick in pick in the NFL draft to help fill a void on the defensive side of the ball, which would need more work under Kelly, but he could at least get off to a quick start with an offense that could hit the ground running.
Browns: New owner Jimmy Haslam will give Chip the control over the organization that Chip wants, which is essential in obtaining the right players for his system. Also, the Browns have a host of youngsters that would be great fits for the spread attack. Josh Gordon, Greg Little, and Joshua Cribbs would give Chip the toys he would need at wide receiver, along with one of the best running backs in the game in Trent Richardson, for years to come. In addition to the young talent on offense, the Browns have some solid pieces in place on defense. Joe Haden, D’Qwell Jackson, and Phil Taylor are just a few of the anchors of that defensive group. Lastly, their 6th overall draft pick would be appealing to help bolster the offensive line, draft a mobile QB, or add some depth in the secondary.