The Chip Kelly Era started with a bang when Chip Kelly was hired as the Eagles head coach in 2013.
The Eagles were 1-13 that season, but Kelly’s quick turn around led to a 14-1 record in 2014.
The year before that, the Eagles finished 7-9, but won four of their final six games.
This season, Kelly has a record of 12-3, with one win coming against a team that finished 1-14 the year before.
Kelly is on track to become the only coach in NFL history to win his first eight games of a season.
But he’s not the only one.
Chip Kelly is the only head coach to win 8-plus games and 5-plus seasons in a row.
The list includes Bob Stoops, John Madden, and Bill Walsh.
What’s the difference between Kelly and the other coaches?
Here are the differences between Kelly’s success in his first 8 years in the NFL and the coaches in the last 10 years: Kelly’s career starts with a 7-0 record at Oregon in 2008, then goes on to win 11 of his last 13 games.
Kelly’s record with the Ducks during his first 9 years is 7-5, including a 7:0 mark in his rookie season.
He also led the Ducks to their first national championship in 2003.
In his first 11 seasons with the Eagles, Kelly went 5-5.
He’s won five of his final six seasons with an 8-5 record or better.
Kelly started his career at Oregon with a 5-3 record, which included a 10-2 record in his second season.
Kelly then went on to make seven consecutive trips to the Rose Bowl.
His record during his 10-year run at Oregon is 6-3.
The record with him with the Trojans is 5-4, which includes a 10:2 mark in each of his first two seasons.
In Kelly’s first 10 seasons, he went 10-3 in the Pac-10.
The Ducks won three straight Big 12 titles, then went 8-6 in the BCS standings.
Kelly also went 8 for 8 with a pair of shutouts in 2013, which was a career high.
The season before that he had a 9-3 mark, including the most impressive win of his career, a 10–0 win over No. 14 Stanford.
Kelly made two bowl appearances, including an 8:2 win over Wisconsin in his only season as a starter.
In the last seven years, Kelly’s only bowl appearance came in 2012, when he went 8–6 and finished 6-6.
Kelly has had a successful run at Stanford, winning five of the last six seasons and making four bowl appearances. He went 5–5 with a record in the conference’s top 10 last season.
In 2015, Kelly was 8-1 and a Pac-12 champion.
His last three years with the Cardinal, the record is 6–4.
Kelly was 9-2 in his last 12 seasons in the league.
His only other season where he had more than nine wins was 2013, when the Cardinal went 11-1.
Kelly coached at USC from 2002-07 and won three Pac-11 titles.
His USC record of 23-20 in his final four seasons was his best in his career.
What is the difference among Kelly’s current teams?
Kelly’s teams have gone 14-2, including 4-0 in the past two seasons, but have lost 11 of their last 14 games.
He won the Heisman Trophy in 2015, the first time in his illustrious coaching career that he won the award.
Kelly led the Eagles to their only national championship with the national championship win over USC in 2016.
Kelly, the son of former NFL head coach Jerry, is the youngest coach to lead an NFL team to the title.
The current Eagles have a winning record in eight seasons, including three consecutive seasons.
Kelly and his Ducks have gone 7-3 during that stretch.
The last time Kelly coached in the playoffs was in 2010, when they went 11–3 and made it to the Super Bowl.
What does this mean for Kelly’s future?
Kelly is a free agent this offseason, which means that he could return to Oregon as a head coach.
He could also consider retirement, but he’s also likely to keep his job for another season.
That could open up opportunities for players on the roster to compete for the starting job, but it would likely require a new contract.
Kelly might decide to stay in the NBA and take a different job.
But if Kelly decides to pursue another coaching job in the future, it’s likely that he would hire one of the players from the 2015 recruiting class, namely the Oregon recruiting class.