It has previously been reported that Oregon Ducks head coach Chip Kelly is a hot commodity among NFL teams who are looking to fill their head coaching vacancies. Among those interested in Kelly’s bright offensive mind are the Cleveland Browns and Philadelphia Eagles, both teams have expressed that Kelly is their top target.
While both teams are interested in Kelly’s services, one of them has been able to lock up the Ducks coach for an interview following Oregon’s Fiesta Bowl match up against Kansas State.
Per multiple reports, Kelly will be interviewed by Browns CEO Joe Banner in Phoenix following the Fiesta Bowl. The interview is expected to take place on Friday or over the weekend.
With the Browns, Kelly would be close to achieving his goal of having “near total control” of a NFL franchise.
Will the Browns land Kelly? We will find out in the coming weeks, but it appears increasingly likely that Thursday night will be his final game on the Oregon sideline as a head coach.