NFL Latest News: San Francisco 49ers Fire Chip Kelly After One Season

By Richard Rickss, Posted: 01/02/17 02:24AM EST

The San Francisco 49ers announced on Sunday night that head coach Chip Kelly has been dismissed as head coach. The Chip Kelly era only lasted one season in San Francisco, as the team ended with a 2-14 record.

San Francisco 49ers Fire Both Chip Kelly And Trent Baalke

According to KNBR, the San Francisco 49ers manager Trent Baalke told the KNBR-AM in San Francisco on Sunday afternoon that he has been fired from his position as general manager of the San Francisco 49ers after 6 years in charge. Baalke also said that he was not surprised about it one bit.

"The team had done some awful things and some very successful thing in this season. Unfortunately, we weren't able to bring a championship to the Bay Area, which the team so deserve. I think everything has been great and I wish this organization nothing but the best moving forward. I do see a bright future for them," said Baalke.

According to Yahoo Sports News, it was the second time in less than a year that Chip Kelly had been fired. Last season, Kelly was fired by the Philadelphia Eagles before the regular-season finale in his third year with the team. This season, as the losses piled up, the sentiment started to grow within the organization that Niners CEO Jed York might part ways with Baalke, and it became obvious that Kelly might be collateral damage.

NFL News: Chip Kelly Leadership with San Francisco 49ers Failed

Fox Sports News reported that Chip Kelly's arrival to the NFL came with much promise after powering the Oregon Ducks to one of the most explosive offenses in the country. After back-to-back 10-6 seasons in his first two years with the Eagles, Kelly could not keep the magic going in 2015 and lead them to 6-9 record before being fired.

The San Francisco 49ers signed Kelly to a four-year contract last January. But the source said that the 49ers lack of consistency at the quarterback position appeared to be Kelly's vital flaw.

49er owner Jed York revealed that despite his feelings and friendship with Trent and Chip, he felt that the decision to change their team's leadership was absolutely necessary, more than anything else. "The team has not lived up to any expectations, especially for our fans, and that is truly disappointing. We all wanted to see this team progress and develop as the season goes on, but unfortunately, that thing did not happen. That is why now the time to find a new direction for this team," said York.

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