Chip Kelly reportedly on Eagles' radar

January 4, 2013 4:17:17 PM PST
Moments after winning the Fiesta Bowl on Friday, Oregon coach Chip Kelly turned his attention to the future and the NFL.

"It's an honor that someone would want to coach in the NFL," he said.

Kelly will field interviews with a handful of teams including the Eagles over the next week.

Jeff Lurie and the Birds may have to battle it out with former team president Joe Banner - who's now with Cleveland - for the right to land Kelly.

"I've said I'll always listen. It's more of a fact finding mission about whether it fits or doesn't fit. I don't really have that answer. I've been on one interview for the NFL in my life and that was a year ago," said Kelly.

While Kelly is prepared to hear what Lurie and general manager Howie Roseman have to say about the team and the city, he does know a few things about Philadelphia.

When asked Thursday night about his upcoming interview, he said jokingly "You guys have a big fan base at Pats and Geno's."

When Kelly meets with the Eagles, it would be his first interaction with Roseman. The two met briefly back in September during a recruiting trip.