By Peter Gleason
Chip Kelly buried Eagles’ owner Jeff Lurie yesterday and today he focused his venom on Howie Boy Roseman, the team’s new big boss.
Speaking this morning at the NFL meetings, fired Eagles Supreme Leader Chip Kelly — who is now head coach of the San Francisco 49ers — made it clear that he had nothing to do with the decision to give cornerback Byron Maxwell and running back DeMarco Murray (above) a combined $45 million guaranteed last offseason.
“Oh yeah,” Kelly said when asked if Roseman wrote the contracts for Murray and Maxwell. “I’ve never negotiated a contract in my life. I have nothing to do with any contracts.”
In fact, Kelly implied he didn’t know what Maxwell or Murray would make until the deals were already done.
“We evaluated the players, said we wanted them,” Kelly said, “and then when the contracts came out, the contracts came out.”
Kelly also shot down the idea that Roseman was simply told to get the deal done, no matter what it took.