It looks like a familiar face will be returning to Philadelphia to help new head coach Chip Kelly implement his offense.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Kelly has former Browns head coach Pat Shurmur as his offensive coordinator.
Shurmur, who was fired by the Browns after a 5-11 season, coached in Philadelphia under former head coach Andy Reid from 1999-2008. He served as tight ends coach from 1999-2001 before moving to quarterbacks coach.
Certainly, there will be some fans who cringe at the news that the team is reverting back to one of the more influential voices of it’s old regime, but Shurmur;s presence is likely to be more about providing a more traditional NFL perspective as Kelly develops his offense at the professional level.
Shurmur interviewed last week for the vacant Jets offensive coordinator job, but was passed over in favor of former Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg.