Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Jaguars “very quietly” interviewed for 49ers and Eagles HC Chip Kelly for their head-coaching job before they ultimately settled on Doug Marrone as their head coach.
This is the only reported interest in Kelly since he was fired by the 49ers a few weeks ago outside of speculation that he could return to college.
Jay Glazer previously mentioned on “Speak For Yourself” that Kelly “just wants to be a football guy” and plans to pursue offensive coordinator jobs this offseason.
“Chip told me last night, ‘I’ll go be an offensive coordinator somewhere,” Glazer said.
Glazer added that Kelly deserves a lot of credit for keeping the 49ers’ locker room together, despite Colin Kaepernick starting a national conversation with his anthem protest.
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.