The Eagles “won the day” on Wednesday, as they announced their new head coach would most likely be Kelly. A spokesperson for USA TODAY Sports made the announcement under anonymity. He felt he could not speak for Kelly directly but did state Kelly had a “change of heart.” He said Kelly made the decision on Tuesday evening but did not give a reason why Kelly had changed his mind.
Jeffrey Lurie, team owner for the Philadelphia Eagles, made a statement about Kelly joining the team:
Chip Kelly will be an outstanding head coach for the Eagles. He has a brilliant football mind. He motivates his team with his actions as well as his words. He will be a great leader for us and will bring a fresh energetic approach to our team.
This will be Chip Kelly’s first NFL coaching job.