Chip Kelly Won’t ‘Mortgage Future’ on Marcus Mariota

Chip Kelly Won’t ‘Mortgage Future’ on Marcus Mariota

Philadelphia Eagles new head coach Chip Kelly speaks during a press conference at the team's NFL football training facility, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Philadelphia Eagles new head coach Chip Kelly speaks during a press conference at the team’s NFL football training facility, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

(USA Today) – Chip Kelly thinks Marcus Mariota is the best quarterback in this year’s NFL Draft. But he’s not going to risk the Philadelphia Eagles’ future — he recently traded starting QB Nick Foles to the St. Louis Rams for Sam Bradford, who’s had two ACL injuries — by trying to trade up to get the former Oregon Duck and Heisman Trophy winner.

Wednesday, he addressed the media to set the record straight.

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