Chip Kelly returning to the NFL remains a possibility per NFL insider
Chip Kelly’s name has come up in reports regarding a potential return to the NFL as an offensive coordinator. It looks like fans will soon learn if there is any truth to those reports and rumors following a head coaching hiring.
Recently, the Washington Commanders hired Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn to be the next head coach. According to NFL insider Tom Pelissero, Kelly’s name has come up on lists alongside Quinn’s name, and leaving the Bruins for an NFL offensive coordinator job remains a possibility.
“There is certainly a possibility we see Chip Kelly back in the NFL as an OC,” said Pelissero while on The Rich Eisen Show. “He has been on lists, specifically with Dan Quinn. We’ll see if it comes to pass here, but Chip has spoken on the NIL thing. All of a sudden, they’re in the Big Ten and every road trip is going to be a 4-hour flight. There are a lot of factors here.”
Kelly has been the head coach at UCLA since 2018 while compiling a 35-34 overall record. Prior to joining the Bruins, Kelly spent 4 seasons as an NFL head coach across stints with the Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers.
There’s no denying college football is in the middle of some landmark changes, including UCLA heading for the Big Ten beginning in 2024. Some of the current landscape has led some college coaches to look toward the NFL, including Boston College head coach Jeff Hafley opting for a DC job with the Green Bay Packers.
Will Kelly join Hafley as a college head coach opting for an assistant coaching job in the NFL?