A couple of weeks ago, Chip Kelly announced that the Eagles would not be wearing Ecco-esque shoes during games.
Now, Eagles coach Chip Kelly is saying that the team will continue to wear shoes that feature the company’s logo.
Kelly said on SiriusXM NFL Radio that the NFL has asked him if he wants to continue to use Ecco shoes, and he said yes.
“It’s been a long time coming, but the league is really, really interested in how we can continue to represent our brand in a way that they know will be beneficial for them,” Kelly said.
“And as I said, we are trying to be as respectful of the brand as we can be in that regard.
If they’re looking for a way to do it, we’ll do that.
But, yeah, we’re going to continue with it.
This is a very interesting time.
It’s kind of a new day for the NFL.
I think this is the year we’re actually going to start to really move in a different direction.
The brand has been there for the past decade, but I think the league’s taken a very serious look at it and said, ‘Let’s just go to the next level.'”
The NFL said that the Ecco logo is part of the NFL’s corporate identity and that it is in line with its long-standing policy of supporting “authentic and authentic products and brands.”
Kelly said that it’s not a matter of if he will wear Ecco footwear during games, but when.
“If I see an Ecco shoe, I’m going to wear it,” Kelly told SiriusXM.
Kelly also said that he will not change the team’s logo, which was recently altered to include the phrase “The NFL is an inclusive league.”
“This is not about the logo,” Kelly added.
“This is about the way we want to present ourselves.
And if they think that that’s not appropriate for them, they can do whatever they want with the logo.”
I think they have a very strong position with it, but at the same time, if they want to go to other things, I think that’s cool.”
This post has been updated to include a quote from Chip Kelly.