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Chip Kelly auditioned for an NFL media role with FOX, per report

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New career for Chip?

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Chip Kelly won’t be an NFL head coach in 2017. This much we know since all 32 jobs are filled. It also seems like he’s not generating a lot of interest from the college ranks. So with Kelly in need of a new job, it sounds like he plans on becoming a member of the media. The former Eagles and 49ers coach recently auditioned with FOX, according to a report from NFL insider Charles Robinson.

It’s funny to think Kelly has interest in joining the media after seemingly despising the media so much during his time as a coach. But I guess it’s not like he has a lot of great options after flaming out in the NFL.

The 49ers fired Kelly not even one year after hiring him. He only lasted 15 games with San Francisco. The 49ers went 2-13 under him.

Kelly obviously had a rough end to his Eagles tenure as well. After going 10-6 in his first two seasons in Philadelphia, the Eagles dumped him prior to Week 17 of the 2015 season. The Eagles were 6-9 in Kelly’s last season with the team.

FOX has a vacancy on their broadcast team since John Lynch left to be the 49ers’ general manager. Perhaps Kelly will replace him as a color analyst, which would be weird.

Can you imagine Kelly calling an Eagles game next season when Carson Wentz is throwing touchdown passes to DeSean Jackson?