Ian Rapoport reports that Chip Kelly went into his interview with the Jaguars for their offensive coordinator job believed he was going to receive an offer from the team.
Kelly already has some assistant hires ready should he get an offer from Jacksonville, which Rapoport says there’s a “good chance” he receives.
Hays Carlyon reports that former 49ers HC Chip Kelly is at EverBank Field on Monday and presumably meeting with the team about their offensive coordinator position.
- Ian Rapoport confirms that the Jaguars are interviewing candidates for their offensive coordinator job today and adds that incumbent OC Nathaniel Hackett is expected to get a meeting.
This comes just a day after Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that the Jaguars “very quietly” interviewed Kelly for their head-coaching job before they ultimately settled on Doug Marrone as their head coach.
Jay Glazer previously mentioned on “Speak For Yourself” that Kelly “just wants to be a football guy” and planned to pursue offensive coordinator jobs this offseason.
“Chip told me last night, ‘I’ll go be an offensive coordinator somewhere,” Glazer said.
The 49ers are the only team with a head-coaching job available, but there are a few teams looking for offensive coordinator help including the Bills and Jets.
Another idea tossed out in regards to Kelly is him joining the Patriots in the event Josh McDaniels leaves for a head-coaching job.
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 produced a record of 28-35 (44.4 percent) as an NFL head coach for Philadelphia and San Francisco including one playoff appearance while he was with the Eagles.
We’ll have more regarding Kelly and potential landing spots as the news is available.