Who is Chip Kelly? Chip Kelly is the new coach for the San Francisco 49ers, but before that he was released from the Philadelphia Eagles, after three years with the team.
Aww, how come? Kelly was hired three years ago, after successfully coaching college football at Oregon for four years. He initially made some big strides with the Eagles, getting them to play hurry-up offense (quick offensive plays without huddles in between, to catch the defense off-guard), much like he did at Oregon. But this season, he asked Owner Jeffrey Lurie for more control with personnel decisions, and things started taking a turn for the worse. Kelly made a series of bad trades, and brought the Eagles to a 6-9 record in 2016 with no hope of making the playoffs. On top of that, Kelly was accused of trading away all the team’s talented black players.