Less than a week after leaving the Eagles at the table and returning to Oregon, Chip Kelly about faced, and accepted the Eagles offer early yesterday.
Kelly was singing a new tune yesterday as he arrived in the city, telling the Associated Press, that he always wanted the Eagles job.
“The challenge is what I was excited about, and that’s why I came,” Kelly said, via The Associated Press. “I was sold on the Eagles the first time I met them, it was my ties to Oregon that made it hard. But the Eagles are the Eagles. This is the NFL.
“My dream is to just win, and with the Eagles, this was the best opportunity for me to win. I never thought a long time ago that I was going to be able to coach in the NFL, but I’m excited about the opportunity.”
“I always wanted the job,” he said.
“I know it’s a rabid fan base. I hope they don’t boo me. It’s an exciting time, and I’m ready to get to work.”
Kelly will definitely have to answer about his flip-flopping, but his priority now will be to decide which quarterback he wants to lead his system, Vick or Foles?