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The Philadelphia Eagles got their man when they landed head coach Chip Kelly last week, but at what cost?
Details have emerged about the details of the contract that secured Kelly’s landing in Philly. They reveal that the former Oregon coach is now one of the highest paid in the NFL. Kelly inked a five-year deal totaling $32 million according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The contract averages $6.5 annually and, according to a source cited by Schefter, was a key component of Kelly’s decision to take the plunge to the ranks of professional football.
Kelly’s contract with the Eagles is strikingly similar to the deal done with Pete Carroll of the Seattle Seahawks when he signed with the team after leaving USC in 2009, signing a five-year deal for $33 million.
The terms of Kelly’s contract place him behind Saints head coach Sean Payton and the Patriots’ Bill Belichick, the highest paid coaches in the league, each earning about $8 million annually. Washington’s Mike Shanahan reportedly earns ...
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The Philadelphia Eagles wanted their man, and they apparently felt he could be theirs for the right money. Chip Kelly spurned them once, opting to stay back in Oregon, but the Eagles wouldn't take no for an answer and upped the ante last week, offering to make him on the highest paid coaches in the NFL, a league source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
NewsTags: Michael VickNick FolesPhiladelphia EaglesChip Kelly was officially introduced as the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday afternoon. Notoriously an offensive-minded coach, it is still a question as to who will quarterback the team in 2013. The spread offense is a fast-paced, innovative offense that has yet to be fully introduced...
Excuse me Mr. Banner, step away from the hater-tots.In a statement made to Peter King in his Monday Morning Quarterback column on SI.com, Banner says quote:We removed ourselves from the process. We really liked Chip. He’s intriguing, a very different thinker, and very smart. But you could see he was uncertain what he wanted to do. He may be in Philadelphia 10 years or longer and...
As the Eagles search continues for their next defensive coordinator, several names have been mentioned, most recently Jim Herrmann, who is currently the linebackers coach for the New York Giants.Herrmann is known to be an “old school” defensive coach, and played and coached (defensive coordinator) under legendary Michigan head coach Bo Schembechler, who was about as “old school”...
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that quarterback Michael Vick has no interest in playing for the Jets next season.Fantasy Spin:The Jets could really use a QB and with the Eagles likely to cut him, Vick could be the best quarterback on the open market this offseason. GM John Idzik suggested that the Jets could go after Bills backup Tavaris Jackson if the team is unable to convince...