Jed York has hired former Eagles and University of Oregon head coach Chip Kelly to lead the 49ers. Kelly signed a $25 million 4 year deal. Kelly’s first task is to assemble a coaching staff to assist him in the tall task of turning around the last place 49ers. Once s staff is in place he will sit down them and Trent Baalke to evaluate the roster and identify the needs for upcoming season.
Chip Kelly’s hiring now puts the spot light and pressure on Trent Baalke to draft or sign a bevy of quality players to upgrade the current roster so the Niners can get back to playoff and championship contention. Since Kelly is going be strictly the head coach with only minor personnel responsibilities York will now be evaluating the performance of the much maligned GM.
Right now the Faithful are anticipating an upgrade in 2016 due to a perceived upgrade in the coach. If the team comes up short the heat will be directed at York and Baalke. Based on York’s past he will throw Baalke over board to demonstrate his in control.