The Philadelphia Eagles have officially named University of Oregon head coach Chip Kelly as the successor to Andy Reid.
As recently as Tuesday, the Eagles appeared to be closing in on Seattle defensive coordinator Gus Bradley. A sudden change of events led to the team reaching an agreement with Kelly. Contract details have yet to be announced but Kelly will become the 21st head coach in the franchise’s history.
Kelly will bring an unorthodox style of offense that has stirred up much controversy over the past several months. Kelly relies heavily on speed and a fast-paced tempo that will result in a high number of plays. Whether or not his offense will translate to the NFL level remains to be seen, but the Eagles won’t have a boring season in 2013.
The potential is there on offense. The defense has some work to do, but a solid defensive coordinator could get the Birds back on track. If the pieces fall into line, Kelly could be the next genius of the NFL. Then again, that’s been said of coaches before, and they’ve fallen short.