Sal Paolantonio reports that Jeffrey Lurie has been considering changes to the structure of the Philadelphia Eagles' franchise for weeks.
Lurie considered keeping Kelly while stripping him of personnel control.
When Kelly was proposed with that scenario by Lurie, he reportedly balked at the idea.
The Eagles wanted Kelly to give up personnel control and focus on coaching.
The Eagles decided to fire Kelly before Week 17 to get a jump start on finding a candidate to replace him.