Chip Kelly’s Philadelphia Eagles surprisingly edge Andy Reid’s in terms of passing numbers (2012-2015).
Oh, how Eagles fans would like to forget the Chip Kelly era, but for three seasons he actually did some decent things. He led Philly to the playoffs in his first season at the helm, and he drafted Lane Johnson, Zach Ertz, and Nelson Agholor. Unfortunately, each season with him at the helm was worse than the last one, and he left the Eagles in shambles when he left.
Philly’s offense racked up over 13,000 passing yards during Kelly’s era, a higher total than what the legendary Andy Reid produced from 2010 to 2012. Believe it or not, the highest total came from “Sammy Sleeves” a.k.a Sam Bradford who put up 3,725 yards in 2015.
The purge of the team Andy Reid built went reached its apex during the 2014 and 2015 season, as Kelly loaded the team with the likes of Sam Bradford, Byron Maxwell, Tim Tebow, and DeMarco Murray and said goodbye to Jeremy Maclin, DeSean Jackson, and LeSean McCoy.
2015 produced the highest passing total of the Kelly era, but it was abysmal to watch as a less-than cohesive unit struggled to a 7-9 finish. Kelly was fired prior to the season finale, and the “Birds” won the game without him. Coincidence? It probably wasn’t.
Let’s move on to Andy Reid quickly. Talking about this guy is infuriating.