The Eagles have distributed their first unofficial depth chart of the preseason. Coach Chip Kelly kindly requests that you ignore it.
Kelly said the Eagles put out a depth chart only because the NFL asks every team to do it, and that the order of the players on the chart has no bearing on how the coaching staff actually plans to allocate playing time.
“Seriously, the depth chart, I don’t care,” Kelly said. “I think [Eagles PR Director] Derek [Boyko] did it. I mean, it’s absolutely nothing. I know we’re going to get questions on it, and I’ll be honest with you, I do not care. . . . I said a long time ago, it’s written in sand, it’s written in water, it can be written in anything. That depth chart means absolutely nothing. The only reason we make one is because they tell us to make one. Call it whatever you want to call it.”
Kelly’s opinion of depth charts is similar to his opinion of the NFL draft. Fans may be interested in it, but Kelly thinks it’s much ado about nothing.