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

By Richard Rickss, Posted: 01/02/17 02:24AM EST
Close
Chinese exam authorities use High Tech to catch cheaters taking college exam
NFL Latest News: San Francisco 49ers Fires Chip Kelly After One Season
San Francisco 49ers had fired head coach Chip Kelly and manager Trent Baalke on Sunday. The reason behind the dismissal was because of Kelly failed to lead the team to a better season.(Photo : CBS SF Bay Area/ Youtube)

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.



© 2017 iSports Times All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

JOIN A CONVERSATION

New England Patriots Trading Jimmy Garoppolo to Cleveland Browns After RG3 Injury?

Jimmy Garoppolo performed well for the New England Patriots in Week 1, but his time as a starter mig... more

Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas Returning Against Indianapolis Colts

The Denver Broncos may be getting a big shot in the arm if reports are true that wide receiver Demar... more

NFL Rumors: Cleveland Browns Signing Geno Smith To Replace Robert Griffin III

The Cleveland Browns find themselves in a very precarious position following the untimely injury to ... more

MLB Trade Rumors: Ryan Braun To LA Dodgers for Yasiel Puig

Imminent Blockbuster Trade seems to be a done deal for Dodgers' Yasiel Puig and Brewers' Ryan Braun more

MLB Standings & Playoff Race: Why the Chicago Cubs Should Fear the LA Dodgers

The return of Dodgers' pitcher Clayton Kershaw should put a scare on the Chicago Cubs' magical seaso... more

Cleveland Cavaliers Get DeMarcus Cousins For Kevin Love, Is It A Fair Deal?

The Cleveland Cavaliers don’t need much to improve for the coming season meaning Kevin Love trade ru... more

Miami Heat Should Trade Chris Bosh, Build Around Hassan Whiteside

The likelihood of Miami Heat big man Chris Bosh of leaving the team is getting bigger, as possible t... more

WWE No Mercy 2016 Latest News: AJ Styles vs. John Cena Revived, Dean Ambrose the Odd Man Out?

AJ Styles will put the WWE heavyweight title on the line at No Mercy in a Triple Threat match which ... more

Real Time Analytics