Chip Kelly on Johnny Manziel: “I love the kid”

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Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly has been trying to get Johnny Manziel on his roster for years.  Kelly is enamored with the former Heisman Trophy winner and that has led to some speculation that Kelly would try to draft Manziel.

Kelly said that when he was recruiting Manziel to Oregon, he believed Manziel was the perfect player to run his offense. Kelly says he was actually very upset when Manziel, who initially committed to play for Kelly, changed his mind and chose the Aggies instead.

“When I coached at Oregon he was tailor made for it,” Kelly said, via CSNPhilly.com. “He broke my heart. I love the kid. I think he’s a hell of a football player.”

Kelly wouldn’t say specifically whether the Eagles are interested in drafting Manziel.

Kelly wouldn’t answer specifically whether the Eagles are interested in drafting Manziel.

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