Adam Schefter is reporting that the 49ers are expected to make “sweeping changes” and fire HC Chip Kelly and GM Trent Baalke.
- Schefter adds that meetings are expected to occur following Sunday’s game, but no later than Monday to determine the fate of Baalke and Kelly. However, Schefter says that the two men are both aware that their time in San Francisco is likely over.
- According to Schefter, Kelly still has three years remaining on his contract with Baalke still have another two years on his respective deal.
This shouldn’t come as a big surprise, considering that there had been talk that Baalke was unlikely to return to the team after another disappointing season. The Broncos were already tossed out a potential landing spot for Baalke should the 49ers elect to move on after the season, so that will be something to keep an eye on in the coming months.
Kelly’s first year in San Francisco was uninspiring, to say the least, and with Baalke a possibility to be replaced, it seemed like he was a candidate to be replaced. You can expect Kelly’s name to come in regards to college head-coaching jobs over the next few months.
Kelly, 53, was hired by the Eagles back in 2013 as their head coach. He lasted just under three years in Philadelphia before he was fired during the 2015 season. The 49ers hired him as their head coach soon after.
Since taking the Eagles’ head-coaching job back in 2013, Kelly has produced a record of 28-34 (45.2 percent) as an NFL head coach for Philadelphia and San Francisco including one playoff appearance while he was with the Eagles.
Baalke, 52, was promoted by the 49ers to general manager back in 2011. He was named Executive of the Year by the Pro Football Writers Association back in 2011 after the team won 13 games.
Since joining the 49ers back in 2010, the 49ers have a record of 57-31-1, which includes three playoff appearances and a conference title in 2012.