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Former Browns coach Pat Shurmur is joining Chip Kelly's staff with the Philadelphia Eagles, a person familiar with the hiring told The Associated Press Monday.
Shurmur is expected to be Philadelphia's offensive coordinator, according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the Eagles haven't announced any coaching moves.
Shurmur went 9-23 in two seasons in Cleveland. He was fired along with general manager Tom Heckert on Dec. 31.
Shurmur began his NFL coaching career with the Eagles, serving as an assistant under Andy Reid for 10 seasons. He was the Eagles' tight ends coach from 1999-2001 and quarterbacks coach until 2008. Shurmur then was offensive coordinator for St. Louis for two seasons before going to the Browns.
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Cleveland Browns CEO Joe Banner didn’t feel comfortable enough to go ahead and offer Chip Kelly the head coaching position. Banner felt Kelly was a risk to change his mind and throw off the Browns search, as he had done to Tampa Bay a year earlier.
Combined with the fact Kelly had never coached in the NFL, and his unconventional offense, there were too many question marks.
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.
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Cleveland Browns CEO Joe Banner told Peter King of SI.com that they ended up moving on from Chip Kelly because they were ready to take a risk on him being a good NFL head coach.
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Here’s the upshot:
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