Crazy look at how few Andy Reid players are left on Philadelphia Eagles


Hiring Chip Kelly has certainly led to some roster turnover for the Philadelphia Eagles since 2012.

Anytime an NFL team hires a new head coach, there’s sure to be a change of culture and some accompanying roster turnover. When that coach is Chip Kelly, the change figures to be particularly dramatic.

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However, it’s pretty hard to visualize just how much turnover the Philadelphia Eagles have had since firing Andy Reid and hiring Kelly following the 2012 season. This graphic provides some perspective, via Eliot Shorr-Parks of

That’s jut 15 players left on the entire depth chart since Reid left, 10 of which are starters.

Kelly’s unique system and culture guaranteed there would be plenty of turnover in his first season at the helm of the Eagles. When he was granted more power prior to last offseason, things got really crazy.

Philadelphia made a number of shocking moves, including trading star running back LeSean McCoy, releasing excellent guard Evan Mathis and trading quarterback Nick Foles for Sam Bradford. Unfortunately for NFL fans, Kelly was unable to complete a truly wild trade to snag Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota on draft day.

It’s hard to exactly blame Kelly for all the turnover. The Eagles’ “Dream Team” had produced 8-8 and 4-12 seasons and the roster didn’t offer a ton of hope for the future.

Kelly’s way has worked for the most part. The third-year head coach proved he was a brilliant offensive innovator at Oregon, and the Eagles have gone 20-12 in his first two seasons, including a playoff appearance in 2013 .

Still, with all the controversial moves and increased power, this could be a make-or-break season for Kelly. Nobody is entirely sure what to expect from the Eagles in 2015, and if it goes completely wrong Kelly could be on the hot seat.

The key will be the performance and health of Bradford. If Bradford can stay healthy he might be a significant upgrade over Foles, but that has been a huge “if” over Bradford’s entire career.

It won’t be easy for the Eagles, who face a formidable challenge in the NFC East from the Dallas Cowboys. Kelly has given little reason to doubt his coaching ability so far, but this year has the potential to be disastrous.

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