Report: UCLA coach Chip Kelly a contender to be Commanders OC

Could Chip Kelly be on his way back to the NFL?

According to multiple reports, Kelly interviewed with the Las Vegas Raiders to become their offensive coordinator. Las Vegas eventually chose former Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury.

Jeremy Fowler of ESPN is reporting that Commanders head coach Dan Quinn could be interested in speaking with Kelly about Washington’s offensive coordinator position.

Then there is this from Jonathan Jones of CBS Sports:

So, according to Jones, one of the teams that interviewed Quinn mentioned Kelly as a possible candidate for OC if he landed the head coaching position. Kelly rose to prominence at Oregon, coaching the Ducks to the BCS national championship game in the 2010 season. He was the Eagles’ head coach from 2013-2015 and the 49ers’ head coach for one season (2016). He’s been at UCLA since 2018 and reportedly wants to return to the NFL.

Kelly was a fascinating hire by Philadelphia in 2013. While it began well, with the Eagles going 10-6 in each of his first two seasons, things soured badly in 2015, and he was fired with one game remaining in the season.

The 49ers hired him in 2016, but San Francisco had a terrible roster, and he was fired after one 2-14 season.

Kelly is an innovative offensive coach whom other NFL coaches studied for years. He struggled at UCLA in his first three seasons but has turned the program around in recent years.

Story originally appeared on Commanders Wire