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Chip Kelly expects to be back in Philly; Sam Bradford wants to stay

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What's next for the Eagles? (1:15)

Adam Schefter discusses the major questions surrounding the Eagles after they missed the playoffs, such as Chip Kelly's future with the team and Philadelphia's plan at quarterback with Sam Bradford becoming a free agent. (1:15)

PHILADELPHIA -- Chip Kelly said he expects to be back next season as head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. Sam Bradford said he would like to be the quarterback.

But after the Eagles were eliminated from playoff contention for the second season in a row with Saturday night's 38-24 loss to the Washington Redskins, nobody's future is 100 percent certain. Eagles owner Jeff Lurie will meet with Kelly after next Sunday's season finale against the New York Giants, ESPN's Sal Paolantonio reported.

Lurie always meets with his head coach after the end of the season, but a senior Eagles official told Paolantonio that the Eagles' recent skid "has been painful to watch."

Kelly won the NFC East title in 2013, his first season after leaving the Oregon Ducks for Philadelphia. The Eagles finished 10-6 and missed the playoffs last year. After losing to Washington, the Eagles (6-9) are assured of a losing record -- Kelly's first as a head coach.

"Anybody in my situation," Kelly said, "if they're worried about getting fired, they probably already should have been fired. It's not good enough, but I'm going to continue to work."

Bradford was entering the final year of his contract when the Eagles acquired him in a March trade with the St. Louis Rams. All season, he has been noncommittal when asked about his future -- even after Kelly said he planned to have Bradford beyond this season.

"I'd like to be back here," Bradford said after Saturday's game. "But that's not my choice."

Bradford, 28, said there had been no contract talks with the Eagles. Kelly said earlier this month that he wouldn't have traded Nick Foles and a second-round pick in the 2016 NFL draft if he didn't think Bradford would sign beyond this season.

"If it does present itself and I have the opportunity, this is where I want to be," Bradford said. "I've enjoyed my time here. I've enjoyed being in Philadelphia.

"Throughout my career, I've learned that learning new offenses every year, it's just hard to continue to improve. You're always learning new verbiage, learning new plays, learning new systems. I would really like to stay in the same one, have the opportunity to play the second year."

In St. Louis, Bradford had three offensive coordinators in his first four seasons. He missed the second half of the 2013 season and all of 2014 after tearing the ACL in his left knee twice. He said he feels he has improved over the course of his first season in Kelly's offense.

To have continuity, of course, Kelly would have to be back as the Eagles' head coach.