Philadelphia Eagles have been arguably the busiest side during the NFL offseason so far. They traded away starting quarterback Nick Foles and starting running back LeSean McCoy, and they also allowed star receiver Jeremy Maclin to leave during free agency.
All of these stars were surprised and shocked that they had to leave Philadelphia in March, none more so than the Eagles offensive leader last year, Jeremy Maclin.
The diminutive wideout spoke about his entertaining month in an interview with the Philadelphia Inquirer this week, and among the many surprising things that he said, Maclin insisted that he still believes that Chip Kelly will get the job done with the Eagles.
"I still believe in Chip," Maclin recently told the Philadelphia Inquirer, NFL.com reported. "I think Chip's going to do great things here. I have the utmost respect for him. Unfortunately, we couldn't get something worked out. But at the end of the day I'm very excited about playing for Kansas City and playing for Big Red."
Despite the fact that Maclin was afforded a huge contract by the Kansas City Chiefs, which is a five-year deal worth up to $55 million, Maclin claims that he didn't make the move because of money.
"Obviously you want to get paid because of all the stuff that you do," Maclin added. "But it wasn't necessarily about who could pay me the most money."
Whether or not Chip Kelly does manage to get it done at the Eagles remains to be seen. It is safe to say that he doesn't have a lot of supporters amongst the press in Philadelphia, but that will not bother Kelly one bit. He has a plan, however weird, and he will definitely see it through.