If Chip Kelly had declined again, Gus Bradley was the Eagles’ choice

AP

The timeline regarding the recruitment and hire of Oregon coach Chip Kelly by the Eagles creates the impression that Tuesday’s interview with Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley went sufficiently poorly to prompt the Eagles to go all in for Kelly.

That’s not the case.  Apart from the fact that the flirtation with Kelly resumed eight days ago, a source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that, if Kelly ultimately had said no again, the job would have been offered to Bradley.

Bradley remains a candidate for the head-coaching job in Jacksonville.  It’s believed, however, that the Jaguars and G.M. Dave Caldwell are waiting for 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman.

Unless the Jags hire Bradley — or the Cardinals decide to try to pilfer him from a division rival — Bradley likely will be back again with the Seahawks in 2013.