PHILADELPHIA – Chip Kelly didn’t push to stay on as Eagles coach in his final meeting with team CEO Jeffrey Lurie, Lurie said Wednesday.
Lurie told reporters it was clear during the Tuesday meeting that his mind was made up and Kelly knew he was being fired.
Kelly was fired after missing the playoffs for the second straight season and failing in his first year in charge of personnel. The Eagles entered the season with Super Bowl expectations, but are 6-9. Lurie says he fired Kelly based on an assessment of the last three years, not a string of recent losses.