Report: Jaguars interviewed Chip Kelly before hiring Doug Marrone as coach
Both the Jacksonville Jaguars and San Francisco 49ers parted ways with their head coaches after disastrous seasons. Gus Bradley is generating interest across the league, but Chip Kelly hasn’t had as much luck.
However, the Jaguars did consider replacing Bradley with Kelly. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Jacksonville interviewed Kelly for the head coaching position before deciding to keep interim coach Doug Marrone.
Very quietly, Jaguars interviewed former 49ers HC Chip Kelly for their HC job before ultimately hiring Doug Marrone, per league sources.Article continues below ...
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 15, 2017
Kelly has had little success in the NFL, getting fired by two teams in as many years. He’s a terrific offensive mind, but it’s unclear whether his philosophy can work in the pros as well as college.
Granted, he didn’t have the best roster in San Francisco this season, so that certainly plays a role. But he also had his issues in Philadelphia, and it’s telling that he didn’t receive much interest from other teams with head coaching vacancies.