After the Bears made news in the middle of the night, Chip "One-Upper" Kelly made news in the middle of the day. First reported by Chris Mortensen, Chip Kelly has proven he likes the color green and is leaving Oregon to become coach of the Eagles
. About a week after telling everyone who would listen that he would stay at Oregon, Kelly now believes he sees greener pastures in the City of Brotherly Love.
The hiring of Kelly provides some additional interesting narratives. First, it proves that the read-option concepts that Cam Newton, Colin Kaepernick, Russell Wilson and Robert Griffin III have brought to the NFL are here to stay for a while. Secondly, it will be interesting to see if anything happens to Oregon after he leaves. After all, reports came out just a month ago about an important meeting
. Is he the next Pete Carroll? Third, it proves that Jeffrey Lurie can out-spend Phil Knight, given the proper context. Fourth, it may have been a comment on exactly how tough it is for Cleveland to bring any big names to their town. Finally, it may lead to another change in Dallas at the defensive coordinator spot.
No matter how the whole thing plays out, Chip Kelly has now managed to produce a slew of new storylines in the drama-rich NFL.