Jan 17, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles new head coach Chip Kelly addresses the media during a press conference at the Philadelphia Eagles NovaCare Complex. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Chip Kelly on Johnny Manziel: I love the kid

There have been reports that the Philadelphia Eagles could be interested in adding former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, but it seems highly unlikely that they would ever position themselves in a spot to make him their first-round selection.

Eagles head coach Chip Kelly is certainly adding some fuel to the fire, however.

Kelly has viewed Manziel as a player perfectly fit to run his offense, and he recently expressed his love for Manziel despite admitting he was hurt when Manziel committed and then decommitted to the Oregon program.

“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 was then asked if the Eagles would be interested in adding Manziel, and he gave a very vague response.

“We have an interest in anybody that’s draft eligible this year,” Kelly said.

Sound the alarm, folks.

We will find out in just over a week whether or not the Eagles would actually be interested in Manziel, but we’d have to imagine Kelly’s comments were not meant to provide any insight or hint on the team’s draft plans.

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