By Mark Eckel | For NJ Advance Media
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on December 23, 2014 at 6:30 AM, updated December 23, 2014 at 9:09 AM

Once Eagles head coach Chip Kelly stops talking about how important Sunday's game against the Giants is, or how well cornerback Bradley Fletcher has played this year, get some truth serum in him and ask him what he wants for Christmas.

In an Oregon second, the name Marcus Mariota is sure to come out of Kelly's mouth in his usual rapid-fire fashion.

An unrealistic dream just a few weeks ago when the Eagles were 9-3 and hoping for a first-round bye in the playoffs, the chance of a different kind of Duck Dynasty coming to Philadelphia has become feasible, if not entirely possible.

Here is a five-step plan for how Kelly can get his Oregon quarterback on his Eagles roster for 2015.

Step One: Lose to the Giants on Sunday. A win and the Eagles are almost locked into the 20th pick in the draft. That's not going to help matters. A loss coupled with some help from around the league and the Eagles pick could rise to No. 15. This shouldn't be hard to accomplish. Just let Bill Davis have Bradley Fletcher cover Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham and let nature take its course.

Step Two: Stop telling everybody how great Mariota is. Even though as a NFL head coach Kelly is not supposed to talk about college players who have yet to declare for the draft, he gushes every time Mariota's name is mentioned. Go the other route. Next time you're on the radio, say how Mariota is a great college quarterback, but how his skills might not transfer to the NFL game. It worked for Buddy Ryan when he called Keith Byars "a medical reject''.

Step Three: Once the draft order is set, or at least the top part of the draft, which will happen right after Sunday's game, get on the phone. Offer that No. 15 pick and a second round pick and see what you can get in return. According to the Draft Trade Value Chart, the 7th, maybe even the 6th pick, is a fair exchange. You're on your way.

Step Four: Now sit and wait. Armed with either the 6th, or 7th, pick go into the week of the draft willing to deal. Talk with all of the teams in the top three and see what it takes to make the next move. Another first-round pick? Maybe a player, or two? Anyone want an almost-new linebacker with low mileage (only 74 plays) in near mint condition? Oakland, Jacksonville and maybe even Tampa Bay, who currently would be No. 1, may all be willing to deal. The Bucs might actually like Nick Foles, he has beaten them twice.

Step Five: If you can't get all the way to the top, and there's the possibility that the team picking No. 1 is going to take Mariota, then it's up to the quarterback to get involved in this scheme. Mariota has to come out publicly and say "I'm not going to play for (fill in the blank). I want to go to the Eagles." Hey, it worked for John Elway and Eli Manning. Why not Mariota?

There you have it, five easy steps and Kelly has his quarterback. Now about fixing the secondary, we'll get to that later.