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Evan Mathis says the Super Bowl winning Broncos team would have "eaten Chip Kelly alive"

The former Eagles offensive lineman doesn't think his former coach could have handled this Broncos team.

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Last offseason, the Philidelphia Eagles under then Head Coach Chip Kelly continued his roster purge and parted ways with guard Evan Mathis. After a dog days of Training Camp passed, the Broncos and Mathis agreed on a one-year deal, and he slotted into their left guard spot.

Mathis went on to become the Broncos best offensive lineman this season and was a reason why the Broncos are Super Bowl 50 champs.

Looking back, Mathis is obviously thrilled how things turned out for him. He left a bad situation and joined a Super Bowl winning team. This led to Mathis telling 9NEWS Denver's Mike Klis that his former Head Coach would have been "eaten alive" by this Broncos team.

"There were many things that Chip had done that showed me he wasn’t building a championship team," Mathis wrote. "Two of the main issues that concerned me were: 1. A never-evolving, vanilla offense that forced our own defense to play higher than normal play counts. 2. His impatience with certain personality types even when they were blue-chip talents. The Broncos team I was on would have eaten Chip alive. I don’t think he could have handled the plethora of large personalities."

The Broncos do have a bunch of different personalities.

Super Bowl 50 MVP Von Miller is unique as they come, cornerback Aqib Talib is an interesting guy, Emmanuel Sanders seems like a pretty loose individual, and the rest of the Broncos were just able to be themselves.

Mathis's comments probably didn't intend to be a compliment to Gary Kubiak, but I think it speaks highly of Kubiak. He let the Broncos players be themselves, they stayed loose, had fun, turned into a family, and played for each other. This was a big reason why this team overcame the odds and defeated the favored Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50.

This wasn't the only news Mathis made this Monday night. He traded texts with the Denver Posts Troy Renck and indicated that if he continues playing that he will be open to re-signing with the Broncos this offseason.

Mathis will turn 35 years old in November, has dealt with some injuries, and is coming off a Super Bowl victory. So I wouldn't blame him if he decided to hang up his cleats this year.

I also think if he is open to playing in 2016, that the Broncos would welcome him back with open arms.

He proved that he can still play at a high level this past season, he is an excellent fit in the Broncos offense, and would help solidify this offensive line.

I also think he will be re-sign for a reasonable price.

If the Broncos offered him another one-year deal close to that, I think both sides would agree to it.

If they're able to re-sign Mathis, agree to a pay cut with left tackle Ryan Clady, and get a healthy Ty Sambrailo back, the Broncos might not need to make many more additions to their offensive line.