Looks like Chip Kelly will no longer be flying with the Eagles.
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In a move that should surprise no one who has been paying attention to the NFL this season, the Philadelphia Eagles have announced that, as of 7:12 p.m. on Tuesday night, Chip Kelly would no longer be the head coach of the team.
"I have made a decision to release Coach Chip Kelly this evening," Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie wrote in a released statement Tuesday. "I spent the last three seasons evaluating the many factors involved in our performance as a team. As I watched this season unfold, I determined that it was time to make a change."
Kelly has had a 26-21 record in his time with the Eagles, but the way they have been performing this season, where they have gone 6-9, was a disappointment to fans who thought this could have been the year that the Eagles won the Super Bowl.
“We appreciate all the contributions that Chip Kelly made and wish him every success going forward,” Lurie said in a brief statement from the team.
However, Kelly isn't the only one to leave the team. They have also fired vice president of player personnel Ed Marynowitz. Tom Donahoe, who has been a senior advisor for the Eagles since 2012, will take over as senior director of player personnel. Donahoe was once the GM in Buffalo and was director of football operations for the Steelers.
For the time being, according to SB Nation, offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur will be the head coach and will lead this Eagles team against the Giants in the last game of the season this Sunday.
"I am determined and excited to select a new coach to help us obtain our ultimate goal," Lurie wrote. "Thank you for your consistent and enthusiastic support. It is always appreciated."
The team was with former coach Andy Reid for fourteen years; Kelly has only had 3 years with the team, but made some pretty major decisions that have led to poor playing and little team building.