Once regarded as the premier offensive mind in the sport for his work with the Oregon Ducks, Chip Kelly is the current head coach at UCLA. With a move to the Big Ten on the horizon, it is rumored that Kelly could be looking to return to the NFL.
While he is not a stranger to the NFL, his previous stint was spent as the head coach for both the Eagles and the 49ers where he sports a 28-35 overall record. This would be his first time as an offensive coordinator but that hasn’t stopped the Raiders from interviewing him before ultimately deciding on Kingsbury.
For Kelly, there are a lot of factors at play including leaving his job as a head coach of a team in one of college football’s premier conferences. There is also a chance he feels slighted by the Raiders' decision to hire Kingsbury over him initially and would not want to be perceived as a second option.
A true titan of offensive football, Kelly would immediately give the Raiders one of the league's most creative and fun offenses that would no doubt predicate itself on the kind of speed that the great Al Davis would be proud of.