Kelly's deal with Eagles worth $32.5 million

The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchangeJanuary 20, 2013


Chip Kelly had no NFL experience until the Philadelphia Eagles hired him as their head coach last week, but they made him one of the NFL's highest-paid coaches by signing him to a five-year contract worth $32.5 million, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported.
The deal pays Kelly $6.5 million a year, and the appealing offer apparently was a factor in Kelly's decision to join the Eagles after saying previously he would remain Oregon's head coach.
Kelly went 46-7 in four seasons at Oregon, and he became known for his innovative offensive style.