Originally written January 22, 2013 on NFL Injury Report:
New Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly initially turned down the team and others when he said he was electing to remain with the Oregon Ducks. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the $32.5 million contract the Eagles and Kelly eventually agreed upon, making the rookie one of the highest-paid coaches in the NFL, played a “crucial factor” in his decision to join the team and leave Oregon. The lucrative deal, which is worth $6.5 million annually, was a crucial factor in Kelly's decision to join the Eagles after originally deciding to remain at Oregon, according to the source. Kelly was officially introduced as Andy Reid’s replacement last Thursday, becoming the 21st head coach in Eagles’ history. He went 46-7 with the Ducks before making the jump to the NFL. Despite his impressive record in Oregon, Kelly brings no previous NFL experience to the table. He’s considered an offensive innovator, and the Eagles are banking on him using his skills to help get their once-proud franchise back on track. Follow @TheNFLInjuryRpt !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.thenflinjuryreport.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();
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