ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter set the Internet ablaze with comments he made on Tuesday on SiriusXM NFL Radio that Chip Kelly's days as the Eagles head coach may be numbered.
Now, he's blasting the media for taking his observations out of context and reporting them as facts.
"I was completely taken aback by the way that was portrayed," Schefter told 97.5 The Fanatic host Anthony Gargano during his weekly Wednesday radio spot, noting his phone blew up with requests for him to talk about his "report" that Kelly was out.
"I never said his days in Philadelphia are numbered. I never said he's out after this year," an emphatic Schefter said. "I think there's a question as to whether or not Chip will be back next year. Is that an unfair statement? That's my belief talking to various people, and we'll see how it plays out."
"There's a question about Chip Kelly's future in Philadelphia," Schefter said. "I don't see the big headline there, but that is what I said."
Schefter speculated about Kelly's future, noting he loves college football but thinks the Eagles coach would prefer to stay in the NFL. Schefter speculated that Chip could land in one of the many openings that are bound to be available around the league, but ruled out one highly speculated landing spot.
"I'll tell you this, he's not going to USC. That I firmly believe speaking to various people," Schefter said. "But as it stands today, the Eagles are a major disappoint. They seem to be reeling. There is unrest in the team. And there seem to be questions about the head coach."
Listen to the full interview: