– Andy Reid has reached an agreement to become the next coach of the Kansas City Chiefs, according to league sources. The contract is now being reviewed by attorneys and is expected to be finalized Friday. Reid’s deal comes shortly after the Chiefs and general manager Scott Pioli mutually agreed to part ways after four seasons. The Chiefs held a meeting with the coaching staff Friday morning, presumably to talk about Kansas City’s job search and ongoing talks with Reid, according to sources. Reid spent 1999-2012 as Philadelphia’s coach, leading the Eagles to the playoffs nine times during that period. He won 130 regular-season games and 10 playoff games. The Chiefs, meanwhile, had 98 wins, three postseason appearances and no postseason wins under five different head coaches, according to ESPN Stats & Information. Kansas City will have the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft, and with five players voted to the Pro Bowl, there are certainly pieces in place for the Chiefs to make rapid improvement.
Haven’t I written like five blogs like this over the past week? At least now we can close the book on any uncertainty facing Big Red’s future — he’s going to KC to bring mediocrity to the fans of Chiefs Nation. First down quick slant incomplete, run up the middle for no gain, nobody’s fooled play action incomplete pass on 3rd and long. Can you feel that, Kansas City? Can you FEEL the excitement?
Things To Note:
Rumor has it that Andy will bring Juan Castillo along to coach the offensive line.
Rumor also has it that Dick Vermeil had a big hand in selling KC to Andy.
The Chiefs play the Eagles next year at the Linc.
Andy Reid eats danishes like Now & Laters.