SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- It doesn't look like San Francisco 49ers coach Chip Kelly will be sending this starting running back packing.
49ers general manager Trent Baalke told NFL.com's Gregg Rosenthal Wednesday that Carlos Hyde is the "ideal" fit for Kelly's system.
In Kelly's first season as a head coach in the NFL, LeSean McCoy led the Philadelphia Eagles with 1,607 rushing yards. McCoy ran for 1,319 yards in 2014, before being traded that offseason. The Eagles then signed DeMarco Murray, who led the Eagles with just 702 rushing yards.
Hyde, 24, rushed for 333 yards during his rookie campaign in 2014 and 470 yards in seven games last season. He has a career average of 4.1 yards per carry.
Baalke: Carlos Hyde is "ideal" fit for Chip Kelly— Gregg Rosenthal (@greggrosenthal) February 24, 2016
Hyde had foot surgery late last season, but is expected to be ready for organized team activities.
Trent Baalke said Carlos Hyde had foot surgery late in the season and should be good to go for the start of the #49ers offseason program.— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoCSN) January 20, 2016
Under Kelly, the Eagles went from the No. 1 ranked rushing offense to the No. 14 ranked rushing offense in the NFL. The 49ers ranked No. 21 in rushing last season, No. 4 in 2014, No. 3 in 2013, No. 4 in 2012, and No. 8 in 2011.
Kelly compiled a 26-21 record from 2013 to 2015 with the Eagles, winning one division championship.