Report: Chip Kelly wants to remain in the NFL
Chip Kelly may no longer be the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, but don’t assume he's going back to college.
Chip Kelly may no longer be the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, but don't assume he's going back to college.
Fox NFL Insider Jay Glazer claimed he spoke to Kelly after he was fired by Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie late Tuesday night, tweeting:
"Just talked to Chip Kelly, disappointed how it ended but knows it's a results-oriented biz. Insists he wants to remain in the NFL, not college. Was pulled into mtg w owner, said he didn't fight the decision."
Inquirer reporter Jeff McLane had a slightly different take on how that meeting went down:
Glazer also tweeted out:
Late Tuesday night, Glazer also tweeted that Kelly isn't looking for personnel control at his next coaching stop, wherever that may be:
Glazer was one of many national media figures who came to Kelly's defense earlier in the season when the embattled head coach was being criticized for his arrogance and seeming inability to get along with certain players.
"He's just a dude from New Hampshire who drinks Coronas," Glazer told Colin Cowherd back in October. "Chip treats his guys with respect. He's not trying to embarrass anybody or beat you down. His entire system is predicated on pace. Pace beats talent every day of the week when you are exhausted."
Glazer has also been directly involved with some Eagles players. DeMarco Murray, Zach Ertz, Lane Johnson and John Moffitt all worked with Glazer and his unique MMA-style training during the offseason at his Sunset Boulevard Gym called Unbreakable.