Former Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly will take his talents to the San Fransisco 49ers. San Fran announced Kelly as their new head coach Friday. Kelly was fired from the Eagles a week before the season ended after coaching for three seasons.
The race came down to Kelly and
Mike Shanahan. Once Shanahan backed out he job was all Kelly’s. The 52-year-old Kelly, who was fired in his third season as coach of the Philadelphia Eagles with one week to go in the regular season, will receive a four-year deal worth $24 million from the 49ers. The Eagles still owe Kelly $13 million over the next two years but that will cancel out because of the deal with the 49ers.
Kelly runs a high-power fast paced offense. The way his offense is set quarterback Colin Kaepernick will be perfect for the job if he is healthy. He is recovering from three surgeries, left shoulder, right thumb and left knee.
I think Kelly’s offense is exactly what Kaepernick will need. Only time will tell.