Casey Matthews Endorses Chip Kelly as Eagles Next Coach

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Jeff Gross/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid is expected to be let go by the team at the end of the season, and linebacker Casey Matthews thinks Oregon head coach Chip Kelly would fit in nicely in the city of brotherly love.

Some feel that Kelly will be taking the leap from college to the pros next season, and with the Eagles staring at their second consecutive losing season, Kelly could be a candidate for the position. Matthews played under Kelly for four years and thinks if the team decides to cut ties with Reid, Kelly would be a great fit.

“I think the fans here would love him,” Matthews told the Philadelphia Inquirer. “They would love his attitude, his go-get-it mentality.”

Matthews wouldn’t say that Reid should, would, or could be fired but that Kelly would be the right man to replace him.

“The way he carries himself, the way his mindset is, I think they’ll really like him here,” Matthews added.

Kelly was offered the Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coaching job last year but ultimately turned it down. Reid has been with the Eagles since 1999.

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