Last week was a hectic one in the sports news cycle. Between internet girlfriend hoaxes and the arrogant confession of a douchebag cyclist some of the bigger NFL stories flew under the radar. One that made a big splash but not near the size worthy of a Deadspin investigation was Chip Kelly’s change of heart that led him to take the head coaching job in Philadelphia.
Naturally the talk about Kelly is whether or not his offensive scheme can translate to the NFL. A lot of that will depend on Kelly having the right personnel to run his system. That means having an athletic and versatile quarterback.
One man that could very well fit Kelly’s philosophy is none other than Terrelle Pryor who showed some real promise in his lone NFL start this season. ESPN’s Bill Williamson has already pondered Kelly’s potential interest in Pryor citing his recruiting of the then high school All-American before he committed to Ohio State.
Williamson even goes one step further contemplating what the Raiders could get in return for Pryor. Reggie McKenzie would no doubt like to get his hands on more draft picks being that the Raiders are minus a second and a fifth round pick due to previous trades.
But this is all speculation with absolutely nothing rooted in fact. At the moment Kelly is busy putting together his staff while the Raiders coaching staff preps for the Senior Bowl. Plus Pryor is still raw having just one NFL start under his belt in two years of service. So as of now this is just the first of many more offseason rumors and speculations to come.