Chip Kelly was fired by the 49ers on Sunday, but the unconventional offensive mind wants to remain in professional football, even if it means a demotion to coordinator, according to Fox Sports.
The 2016 season was Kellys fourth in the NFL, coming after three years in Philadelphia. His current overall NFL coaching record is 28-35, including a 2-14 mark this past season with a roster constructed by Trent Baalke, who was also fired Sunday.
Kelly, who still will make about $18 million over the next three years from the 49ers, could just lay low and re-evaluate his career. But, like his offense, Kelly appears ready to get back to the line as quickly as possible.
He scored on returns 12 times his first two seasons, but has just one touchdown return since leaving the Bears following the 2013 season.
Hester’s 24.5-yard kick return average this season was his lowest since 2011 and his 7.2-yard average on punt returns was his lowest since 2008 in years he had at least 18 returns. Hester hasn’t returned a kickoff or punt for a score since taking a punt back for the Falcons in 2014.
Lockett was placed on injured reserve after breaking both the tibia and fibula in his right leg on Dec. 24. The second-year pro had 41 receptions for 597 yards and a score this season Cheap Jerseys Kids NFL to go with a kick return average of 26.3 yards and punt return average of 8.4 yards prior Cheap Jerseys Made In China to his injury.
The Seahawks (10-5-1) play host the Lions (9-7) Saturday night in the wild-card round of the NFC playoffs.