Remember San Francisco’s season-opening 28-0 shutout win over the Rams? Well, the 49ers have since lost six straight games, which has put Chip Kelly squarely on the hot seat.
Will he even make it through the season?
“I think he absolutely finishes the season,” NFL analyst Ross Tucker said on CBS Sports Radio’s The DA Show. “Offseason will be interesting – really interesting. Beaches he can still always go back to college and I think there’s part of him that wants to show he can do it in the NFL and turn it around. So I don’t know if he’ll be quick to leave San Francisco. I think he knows that if he leaves San Francisco, he never will be able to go back to the NFL again.”
But if Kelly were to return to college, there would be another problem.
“I don’t know if you’ve ever talked to him, but I can’t imagine the guy recruiting. He just doesn’t really like talking to people that much,” Tucker said. “I guess he can talk to them about football, but I don’t think he likes recruiting. I think he wants to stay in the NFL. I think he wants to show he can do it in the NFL. So I think he’ll be back in Year Two.”
The 49ers (1-6), who have a bye this week, host the Saints (2-4) on Nov. 6, followed by games at Arizona (3-3-1) and against New England (5-1) in Weeks 10 and 11, respectively.