With Kelly soon to be out of San Francisco, it’s fair to wonder whether he’ll ever coach in the NFL again. Despite his “innovative” offensive scheme, Kelly has never found consistent success as an NFL coach. With one game remaining this season, Kelly currently sports an overall coaching record of 28-34 and has only ever appeared in one playoff game—a 26-24 loss to the New Orleans Saints in the first round of the 2013 postseason.
If this really is the end of the road for Kelly in the NFL, he will forever be remembered as the experimental three-year head coach that dismantled the Philadelphia Eagles to an unrecognizable form. When given control of team personnel, the Eagles unceremoniously released or traded several cornerstone players including running back LeSean McCoy, wide receiver DeSean Jackson, defensive end Trent Cole and guard Evan Mathis, who would go on to win a Super Bowl with the Denver Broncos the following season.