ESPN’s Adam Schefter clarified his recent comments that “signs seem to be piling up” against Chip Kelly returning as the Eagles head coach in 2016.
“I never said his days in Philadelphia are numbered. I never said he’s out after this year,” Schefter said during an interview with 97.5 The Fanatic, via Philly.com “I think there’s a question as to whether or not Chip will be back next year. Is that an unfair statement? That’s my belief talking to various people, and we’ll see how it plays out.”
“There’s a question about Chip Kelly’s future in Philadelphia,” Schefter said. “I don’t see the big headline there, but that is what I said.”
Schefter also stressed that even if things don’t work out between the Eagles and Kelly, it’s unlikely he’ll end up USC’s next head coach.
“I’ll tell you this, he’s not going to USC. That I firmly believe speaking to various people,” Schefter said. “But as it stands today, the Eagles are a major disappoint. They seem to be reeling. There is unrest in the team. And there seem to be questions about the head coach.”
Philadelphia gave Kelly full control of the team’s 53-man roster and made other changes to their front office structure. However, Kelly’s moves in free agency have largely backfired, which has only increased the amount of scrutiny from fans and media.
Of course, there’s still time for the Eagles to get things turned around and make the playoffs, considering that they’re just one game back in the loss column to the Giants.
We’ll have more regarding Kelly and his future with the Eagles as the news is available.