Browns among teams interested in hiring Oregon coach Chip Kelly
Cleveland, OH, United States (4E Sports) – The Cleveland Browns, Buffalo Bills, and Philadelphia Eagles appear to be the most aggressive teams in pursuit of the services of Oregon Ducks head coach Chip Kelly, a source close to the situation reported Friday.
Kelly, who led Oregon to another Bowl victory against Kansas State 35-17 in Fiesta Bowl, is reportedly set to meet representatives from each team over the next two days.
“I want to get it wrapped up quickly and figure out where I’m going to be,” said Kelly, whose high-powered offense he employed with the Ducks caught the attention of several NFL teams.
Oregon Athletic Director Rob Mullens said the priority is to keep Kelly, who has buyout of up to $3 million with five years left in his current deal with the Ducks.
However, Oregon offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich is ready to assume the head coaching role if Kelly decides to bring his coaching skills to the NFL.