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Philadelphia Eagles: Two Former Stars Make Shocking Racial Accusations Against Ex-NFL Coach Chip Kelly

Since Chip Kelly served as the Philadelphia Eagles’ head coach from 2013 to 2015, the organization has undergone a significant transformation.

Known for his success at Oregon, where he established a dominant offensive style in college football, Kelly took on the role of head coach for the Eagles on January 16, 2013. While general manager Howie Roseman handled the team’s drafts and free agency acquisitions during Kelly’s initial two seasons, Kelly retained final authority over the 53-man roster. This arrangement mirrored that of his predecessor, Andy Reid, who held general manager responsibilities for much of his tenure.

In his inaugural season, Kelly orchestrated a remarkable turnaround for the Eagles. Inheriting a team that had finished the previous year with a 4–12 record under Reid, Kelly guided the Eagles to a 10–6 record and secured the NFC East Division Championship. This achievement made him just the second head coach in NFL history to capture a division title in his debut season.

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The Philadelphia Eagles suffered a heartbreaking loss in the first round of the playoffs at home to the New Orleans Saints, falling 26–24 on a last-second field goal.

In his second season with the Eagles, Kelly achieved the same 10–6 record as the previous year, but the team failed to secure a playoff berth in 2014.

On January 2, 2015, Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie announced a significant restructuring, granting Kelly control over the 90-man roster, including authority over the draft and free agency. Howie Roseman was “elevated” to the role of Executive Vice President of Football Operations, retaining control over the salary cap and contracts. Subsequently, the Eagles made notable trades, including sending All-Pro running back LeSean McCoy and Pro Bowl quarterback Nick Foles elsewhere.

On December 29, 2015, with the Eagles holding a 6–9 record, Kelly was relieved of his duties before the final regular-season game, as announced by Lurie.

Former Philadelphia Eagles Stars DeSean Jackson And LeSean McCoy Make Racial Allegations Against Chip Kelly

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Two former players of Chip Kelly have come forward, accusing the former Philadelphia Eagles head coach of displaying discomfort with black players.

Kelly’s tenure with the Eagles was marred by significant turmoil, prompting owner Jeff Lurie to express regret over granting Kelly full control of the team.

Regarded as one of his most controversial decisions, Kelly was criticized for dismantling what could have been a formidable dynasty with the Eagles, largely through the trading of key players.

Among those traded away were DeSean Jackson and LeSean McCoy, who have openly criticized Kelly for his treatment of them and other players. McCoy even alleged that Kelly intended to trade Brandon Graham before Lurie intervened.

In a recent appearance on the ’25/10 Show,’ Jackson and McCoy didn’t hold back in their criticism of their former coach, condemning his handling of them and other players. McCoy further asserted that Kelly displayed discomfort when dealing with black players on the roster.

 

“Sending me to Buffalo wasn’t about what was best for the team; it was essentially a death sentence,” he asserted.

“I never felt like I got the fair shake I deserved, bro, and it all came down to Chip Kelly,” Jackson added.

“I’ve never encountered a coach who seemed uncomfortable dealing with black players,” McCoy remarked.

“At times, he’d have Duce Staley convey messages to me, and when I questioned it, saying those weren’t Duce’s words, he’d respond, ‘Well, Chip said…’ Yet when I confronted Chip, he never directly addressed it with me,” he elaborated.

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Last year, Jackson launched into a scathing tirade, holding the former Philadelphia Eagles coach responsible for the team’s dismantling.

In their recent discussion, the players reminisced about a time when Kelly reduced former quarterback Michael Vick to tears. McCoy recounted Vick confiding in him, sharing that he shed more tears dealing with the coach than during his time in prison.

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