Not even a month after he was fired by the Philadelphia Eagles, the San Francisco 49ers have announced that they have hired Chip Kelly as their next head coach.
Kelly had a terrible 2015 season with the Eagles after overhauling the team’s roster, causing him to not even make it fully out of 2015, as he was fired with one game remaining. Over the 3 years he was there, Kelly went 26-21, making the playoffs one time.
The biggest question for Kelly heading into his tenure with the 49ers is centered around the team’s 100 million dollar quarterback: Collin Kaepernick.
Kaepernick, who was placed on injured reserve with a shoulder injury after getting benched in favor of Blaine Gabbert looked to be on his way out of San Francisco after this season. Kelly’s offense usually works with a mobile quarterback like Kaep, so that will be something to watch.
This is certainly an improvement over Jim Tomsula, who was fired just one season after he took over Jim Harbaugh. Kelly was originally brought to the NFL because of his success in college. He lead Oregon to a 46-7 record in his tenure with the Ducks, winning the Rose Bowl and the Fiesta Bowl.
Kelly will be introduced by the 49ers sometime next week in a news conference.
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