5 reasons Chip Kelly is losing his job

Sep 27, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly coaches against the New York Jets during the third quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 27, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly coaches against the New York Jets during the third quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jan 12, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly walks onto the field before the game between the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Oregon Ducks in the 2015 CFP National Championship Game at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 12, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly walks onto the field before the game between the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Oregon Ducks in the 2015 CFP National Championship Game at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports /

1. Too many good jobs will be available

Maybe the biggest sign that Kelly won’t be back in 2016 is the openings which are starting to happen in the football coaching world, especially in the NCAA.

South Carolina, the University of Southern California, perhaps even LSU could all be calling Chip Kelly this offseason to coach in the NCAA, and those are all good jobs. USC and LSU are great jobs in fact, and Kelly would still be a huge name in the recruiting game despite his NFL struggles.

There simply are too many good jobs out there for Kelly to continue this experiment which is not working. If he truly is “sick” of the Eagles it makes perfect sense for him to return to the place that made him a household name.

Another theory which is sure to gain steam in the coming months is that Chip may be able to reunite with his quarterback sweetheart Marcus Mariota after all.

His attempt to trade for Marcus fell through, but now the team that drafted him finds themselves without a head coach. The Tennessee Titans fired Ken Whisenhunt and have Mike Mularkey as their current interim guy. Kelly could be on the open market, and may be enticed to join the young team with lots of talent (but not a lot of experience). This would be assuming of course, that Kelly hasn’t scared off all NFL executives with his bravado.

One thing that is for sure, it will be another interesting offseason in the City of Brotherly Love.