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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  • Dr Muon Funk

    Haha love how he gets sports writers in a tizzy. Philly is not drafting Manziel! And the Eagles do not run Oregons offense.

  • cjhowardo

    This is what happens when the draft is so late. Bloggers are up to “Mock Draft Version 14.0″ and any time the coach mentions someone’s name it becomes a rumor that the team is “interested”. I read a headline a few days ago about how the Eagles were among 25 teams that attended some kid’s pro day, and it was implying how it was a huge deal. WTF?!! Get on with the Show! Dr. Funk and I need some action here!!