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Eagles quarterback coach Ryan Day set to join Chip Kelly's 49ers staff

The former Eagles coach is taking at least one assistant with him.

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Former Eagles head coach Chip Kelly is now with the San Francisco 49ers and he's probably going to take some of his Philadelphia assistants with him. According to a report from Ian Rapoport, the process has already begun. Eagles quarterback coach Ryan Day is expected to join San Francisco as Kelly's offensive coordinator or quarterback coach.

The 36-year-old Day was hired by Kelly last year after former Eagles quarterback coach Bill Musgrave was hired to be the Oakland Raiders' offensive coordinator. Prior to joining the Eagles, Day was the offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach at Boston College.

Day obviously worked close with Sam Bradford and Mark Sanchez in 2015. It'll be interesting to see if him and/or Kelly push for acquiring at least one of those quarterbacks this offseason. It's also possible Bradford enjoyed working with them and could want to join the 49ers in free agency. Just a thought.

It'll be interesting to see what kind of role Day will have with the 49ers. Being hired as offensive coordinator would be quite the jump for him considering he didn't have any NFL experience prior to the 2015 season. If he's being brought on as a quarterback coach, that shows the Eagles let him out of his contract in order to join Kelly.

Day is just one of the assistant coaches Kelly will likely bring with him to San Francisco. Assistant head coach/defensive line coach Jerry Azzinaro also figures to join Kelly, though that hasn't been officially confirmed.

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