Chip Kelly’s two failed NFL stints has resulted in the former head coach jumping from the league to television, as he’ll join ESPN as an in-studio analyst next season. He’ll join ESPN2’s studio coverage on Saturdays, appear on SportsCenter on Fridays and Sundays, offering insight to college and NFL games, according to ESPN.
Kelly was rumored to have interest in plenty of jobs, including vacant offensive coordinator jobs with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Atlanta Falcons and eventually New England Patriots. All of those jobs would fill up without Kelly landing any of them.
The former head coach has racked up a 28-35 record in four years in the NFL, splitting time with the Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers. He’s been to the playoffs once (2013) with the Eagles and single-handedly dismantled what was a playoff roster in Philly.
Kelly has coached since 1990, but had his most success at Oregon, where he was the offensive coordinator from 2007-08 before taking the head coaching position from 2009-2012.