Not long after the San Francisco 49ers parted ways with Jim Tomsula on Black Monday, the recently freed up Chip Kelly was rumored to have contacted the Bay Area franchise to alert them to his interest in the head coaching job.
Judging by reports today from CSNBayArea.com's Matt Maiocco, it looks like the 49ers listened to those calls.
That's after it was revealed that Kelly has now met with 49ers officials to discuss the vacant head coaching position.
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With Kelly's time as Philadelphia Eagles head coach having now been labelled a 'failed experiment' by many following his dismissal back in December, it wasn't clear whether the former Oregon HC would be amongst the candidates for the several NFL jobs currently available.
News that he has met with the 49ers does, at least, suggest that there is one franchise considering giving the 52-year-old another chance in the pros.
The idea of Kelly in charge of the NFC West team is an intriguing one, with Colin Kaepernick seeming to be a good fit for Kelly's offensive system despite his own issues this season.
There are several other candidates for the vacancy of course. In fact, San Francisco interviewed Buffalo Bills coach Anthony Lynn on the same day that the Chip Kelly news became public.
Lynn has been the Bills' assistant head coach/running back coach since January 2015.
Whoever does get the job at Levi's Stadium faces a tough task after Jim Tomsula's only season in charge ended in a 5-11 record and a huge turnover of players on their roster.
49ers fans: Would Chip Kelly be a good hire? Have your say in the comments below...
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