After being summarily jettisoned by Jeffrey Lurie in Philadelphia, Chip Kelly reached out to the San Francisco 49ers to express his interest in their head coaching vacancy.
While Kelly was interested in a return to the West Coast, it was uncertain if the 49ers shared that same interest in Kelly. But according to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, the 49ers have indeed met with Kelly about their opening following the firing of Jim Tomsula this week.
Kelly would be an interesting fit for the 49ers if they decide to keep Colin Kaepernick around as their starting quarterback. Kaepernick’s running ability in Kelly’s offense could be an intriguing pairing. However, the rest of the roster is significantly lacking in talent after multiple draft day misses over the last several years by the 49ers front office.
The Kelly interest comes out on the same day the 49ers interviewed Buffalo Bills assistant head coach/running backs coach Anthony Lynn for the job.
The game of musical chairs surrounding the coaching vacancies will be thoroughly entertaining to watch in the coming days and weeks.