Word from the Senior Bowl held last month in Mobile was that E.J. Manuel was dying to fly north to Philly in order to play for new Eagles head coach Chip Kelly. And that makes sense.
Manuel, who ran quite a bit of hurry-up and read-option looks with the Seminoles, believes he would seemingly be a potential fit in whatever variation of the Oregon offense Kelly brings with him to Philadelphia.
And…and…he even told us just how much he loved us over the phone last week when he called into 97.5 The Fanatic.
“I’m just hoping that he gives me the opportunity,” he said. “I would love to come and play in his offense, I would love to play for him and I would love to be his guy. It’s kind of starting off his tenure in the NFL, and I would love to be his first quarterback. I think it would be a great relationship.”
But only days later did Manuel run astray when told the NFL Network at EA Sports’ Madden party that the Eagles aren’t the only team he has his eye on. The culprit? None other than the Kansas City Chiefs.
“I’d love to play for Kansas City as well,” said Manuel. “I know they have the first pick and Andy Reid is the head coach there now. He’s brought up a lot of great QBs like Donovan McNabb. Whoever I get chose by, I’d love to play for them.”
Come on, man. The Chiefs?
Whatever. Guy clearly has no idea.
Wherever he ends up, it appears Manuel did much to help his cause at the Senior Bowl as he’s now considered a certain second round pick.