Eagles coach Chip Kelly expects to be back for 2016
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly is confident that he will be in the same position come the start of the 2016 season, despite suffering his first losing season in Philadelphia and failing to guide the team to the playoffs in back-to-back seasons, reports Phil Sheridan of ESPN.com.
After a disappointing 38–24 loss to the Washington Redskins on Saturday that eliminated the Eagles from playoff contention, Kelly said that he had no thoughts about being fired following this season.
“Anybody in my situation, if they're worried about getting fired, they probably already should have been fired,” he told ESPN. “It's not good enough, but I'm going to continue to work.”
Team owner Jeff Lurie plans to meet with Kelly after the season and, according to ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio, has called this season “painful to watch.”
Starting quarterback Sam Bradford also said that he would like to be back with the Eagles next season.
Bradford played his first season in Philadelphia after being traded from the St. Louis Rams in exchange for Former Eagles starting quarterback Nick Foles. He completed 64% of his passes this season, throwing for 3,405 yards, 17 touchdowns and 13 interceptions.
“If it does present itself and I have the opportunity, this is where I want to be,” Bradford said. “I've enjoyed my time here. I've enjoyed being in Philadelphia.”