The Philadelphia Eagles fired Chip Kelly earlier this week and now everyone is interested to see where he might end up next. Kelly himself reportedly said he wants to stay in the NFL, and there already three teams rumored to be interested in him. But now a new report suggests he might actually be interested in going back to college ... but not a school you might expect. From ESPN's Chris Mortensen, who shares an agent with Kelly:
As for Kelly, he has said he wants to remain in the NFL, but not everyone is confident that is the case. One source said that if the Navy job had come open, he just may have been intrigued. Don't laugh. He enjoyed his obscure years at New Hampshire and he operated in relative obscurity from a media standpoint at Oregon, at least compared to day-to-day life in Philly. He's not going to make money the factor that motivates him on his next journey, per sources.
Kelly going directly from a big stage in the NFL to a much smaller one such as Navy would really be something. It makes some sense, though. Not only might Kelly enjoy a smaller market, but it's no secret he's a big supporter of the U.S. military.
The only problem for Kelly is that the job isn't open. Ken Niumatalolo is the current head coach of Navy football. He's been with the team since 2007. The Midshipmen are coming off an 11-2 season and he just received a raise after recently turning down an offer from BYU.