Presumably, this came after Kelly initially rebuffed the Eagles' advances. Sumlin said he had an offer in hand from an NFL team, though he didn't specify which team.
"I don't have to say anything," Sumlin said about speculation tying him to a jump to the NFL. "Everybody knows what I do (now). I've never coached in the NFL. I've had plenty of opportunities to do that, both as an assistant coach and even as a head coach. But there's a reason I coach college football, and we've got a lot of work to do here."
Things worked out for all involved. Kelly made the jump he'd been itching over and Sumlin snagged a $1.1 million raise from the Aggies. File this under, "What if?"