Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports


Jay Glazer: Chip Kelly will be the 49ers’ coach next year

Dec 4, 2016 at 2:59 PM--


On FOX NFL Sunday, Jay Glazer said that Chip Kelly would be the San Francisco 49ers head coach in 2017 while reporting on the futures of Kelly and Los Angeles Rams head coach Jeff Fisher. According to Glazer, Kelly will return to San Francisco regardless of what happens with the remainder of this already disastrous season for the 49ers.

There was some speculation that Kelly might be interested in the vacant head coaching job at the University of Oregon. Kelly was quick to shoot down those rumors before they even kicked off.

"He is not going to Oregon and regardless of what happens down the stretch here, Chip Kelly will be the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers next year," Glazer said.



On Sunday, Kelly coached the 49ers to their 11th-straight loss, this time a 26-6 defeat in a Chicago snowstorm. He coached in the game just two days following the death of his father.

"Understandably, coach will take some time to be with his family before returning to the team this week," general manager Trent Baalke said via a statement following Sunday's loss in Chicago. "Chip has our continued support as he mourns the passing of his father."

RELATED Recap: 49ers suffer 11th straight loss as injury-plagued Bears win 26-6

Kelly has won just one game since taking over as head coach for the 49ers. He has won just seven games in his last two NFL seasons. While Glazer believes that Kelly will return, that does not necessarily mean that changes will not take place. Baalke could still be let go following the season. Although, he has continued to travel for the team to scout college games.

Glazer has a good track record when it comes to rumors out of Santa Clara. He was among the first to report the issues that the team had with former head coach Jim Harbaugh and was the first to report that the 49ers would fire him. Team CEO Jed York may not be ready to have the team search for another head coach. If Kelly were to be fired, the 49ers would go on to their fourth head coach in as many seasons.

"Chip's going to be here for a long time, period," York said back in January following Kelly's introductory press conference.

"The last thing Jed York wants to do right now is change coaches again," our own Al Sacco said Saturday night on 95.7 The Game. "It would be the fourth coach in four years, next year with a new one and I think he hopes Kelly can do enough to stick around and I think that he will. And I think that eventually what he'll see is -- just because it's a York move to make -- is they'll promote Tom Gamble, stay with Chip Kelly and sort of stay status quo with Kelly and Gamble and what they're doing."

Related News







More San Francisco 49ers News



Deebo Samuel expects to return next week for 49ers-Bengals, predicts Super Bowl run

By David Bonilla
Dec 2

San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said his star wide receiver, Deebo Samuel, is expected to miss one to two weeks with a groin strain. Don't tell Samuel it could take him two weeks, though. The team's leading receiver is betting on the lower end of his coach's estimate. On Wednesday, Samuel joined CBS Sports HQ and was asked if he expects to return for Week 14's contest against the Cincinnati Bengals after missing this weekend's battle against the Seattle Seahawks at Lumen Field. "Of course," Samuel responded. "It's only going to take a week, so [I'll] be back next week." That's good news for the 49ers, who are surging right now, having won three straight games and four of their last five. After starting 3-5, Samuel's squad is now 6-5 and



49ers preparing for 'toughest game of the year' against Seahawks

By Kirk Larrabee
22 hrs

Things have been uncharacteristically bad for the Seattle Seahawks lately. After starting the season 2-2, with one of those wins coming on the road against the 49ers in Week 4, the Seahawks have struggled as much as any team in the NFL, losing six of their last seven games. The offense has been problematic while quarterback Russell Wilson hasn't found his top form since returning from finger surgery, and at this point it seems likely they'll miss the postseason for only the second time since 2012. The 49ers have been moving in the opposite direction, winning their last three games after a 3-5 start while picking up momentum towards a possible playoff run. But despite the way things have been trending, the 49ers aren't getting overconfident at all about their



49ers coach Kyle Shanahan says Trey Sermon is improving but 'there is a pecking order'

By David Bonilla
Nov 22

Trey Sermon was a third-round pick in April's draft. However, the San Francisco 49ers' sixth-round pick, Elijah Mitchell, is the team's starting running back and leading rusher. Sermon had 10 carries during Sunday's 30-10 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Before that, his last carry came in Week 5 against the Arizona Cardinals. Sermon moved up the depth chart because Mitchell was inactive due to rib and finger injuries. Kyle Shanahan insists that Sermon is showing improvement. On Monday, one day after the team's Week 11 win, the 49ers coach spoke with reporters and discussed the developing rookie running back. "I think he's better now than when he was given the last opportunity," Shanahan said of Sermon. "I know I get these questions about Trey



Deebo at RB? Jennings at FB? Why the position changes can even confuse 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan

By David Bonilla
Nov 24

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel played 10 snaps in the backfield, rushing eight times for 79 yards against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He wasn't the only receiver that lined up in the backfield. Jauan Jennings had one snap as a fullback. And let's not forget Trent Williams, who was an eligible receiver on one play. However, it's not like he lined up on the outside. And everyone knew Jimmy Garoppolo was likely going to look in the big offensive lineman's direction, leading to the defense being aggressive with him on coverage. Head coach Kyle Shanahan joined KNBR on Wednesday afternoon and explained why playing some of his guys out of position, as


Featured

Trending News

Share 49ersWebzone