Whether the Philadelphia Eagles make the playoffs in 2013 or not, the organization made the right choice when it brought Chip Kelly on board.
The first-year head coach has defied his doubters, proving that his high-tempo collegiate offense really can work in the National Football League. Kelly’s Eagles have won five consecutive games, and they have a very good chance at coming away with the NFC East title. That’s a remarkable turnaround from a 4-12 team that really didn’t overhaul too many positions from last year.
Kelly seems to have found his franchise quarterback in Nick Foles, as it’s difficult to argue with a player who is 7-1 in games this season in which he’s seen significant action. The running game is thriving along with the offensive line, and first-year defensive coordinator Billy Davis is simply doing a phenomenal job with a young group of players that doesn’t have any superstars.
The Eagles have the talent to turn into a powerhouse within the division, especially since the bulk of the team is under financial control for the next several seasons. Philadelphia can still stand to upgrade at a few key positions, and making the right offseason moves can really set the franchise up for success in 2014 and beyond.