The Philadelphia Eagles have fired coach Chip Kelly. The team made the official announcement on their website on Tuesday.
“We appreciate all the contributions that Chip Kelly made and wish him every success going forward,” Eagles CEO and chairman Jeffrey Lurie said.
Kelly went 6-9 in his third year with the Eagles. He was 26-21 overall in his career. Offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur will serve as interim coach for the team’s Week 17 game against the New York Giants.
The move brings an end to a tumultuous run in Philadelphia. Kelly went 10-6 in each of his first two seasons but failed to win a playoff game during his time, losing in the wild-card round in his first season.
How Eagles players reacted to Chip Kelly’s release…. ⤵ pic.twitter.com/uVnT7J6tHX
— Rob Hodge (@RobHodge) December 30, 2015
Soooo… Chip Kelly was fired today pic.twitter.com/1Z8cTfdVU5
— TPO (@TemplePartyowl) December 30, 2015