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Chip Kelly fired by 49ers after 2-14 season

The former Oregon coach is out of another NFL job.

Seattle Seahawks v San Francisco 49ers Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

Chip Kelly is now 0-for-2 in the NFL after being fired by the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. Apparently, Kelly originally got wind of his firing through Adam Schefter’s report this morning before San Francisco’s season finale against the Seahawks. Of course, that didn't go over well.

49ers CEO Jed York just released a statement on Kelly’s firing, as well as the firing of general manager Trent Baalke.

This season, the 49ers went 2-14, tied for their worst season in franchise history. San Francisco has gone 2-14 in three other seasons (1978, 1979, 2004).

Kelly was hired last offseason to replace Jim Tomsula, who went 5-11 in his one season as the head coach of the 49ers.

Kelly had success in his first year as a head coach in the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles, going 10-6 and winning the NFC East just a year after the Eagles went 4-12. The Eagles went 10-6 again under Kelly in 2014, but missed the playoffs. Then, after going 7-9 in 2015, Kelly was fired by the Eagles.

It will be interesting to see if Kelly will look for another head coaching gig in the NFL, or if he will look to go back to college. I don’t see him going back to the college level as the big jobs have already been filled. Around the NFL, there are several teams looking for a head coach, including the Bills, Jaguars, Rams, Chargers and Broncos.