The Kansas City Chiefs have officially named Charlie Weis offensive coordinator.
Weis will be entering his 32nd season in the coaching ranks and his 16th year in the National Football League. He has coached in five Super Bowls and owns four Super Bowl rings. Weis joins the Chiefs after a five-year stint as the head coach at Notre Dame (2005-09), where he compiled a 35-27 record.
Weis previously served as offensive coordinator for New England (2000-04). He also served as an assistant coach for the Patriots from ‘93-96. During his tenure with the Patriots, New England made four Super Bowl appearances and won three Super Bowls (XXXVI, XXXVIII and XXXIX). Weis also spent three seasons with the N.Y. Jets (’97-99), where he worked with current Chiefs head coach Todd Haley as a member of Bill Parcells’ staff. He served as offensive coordinator his final two years with the Jets and helped the club earn a berth in the ‘98 AFC Championship Game, one of six conference championship game appearances during his pro coaching career.
Good to finally make this move — which has been reported for a few days — so that Todd Haley and the rest of the staff can start working on the offense for 2010. Once the Romeo Crennel derby ends then the other side of the ball can start getting settled for the offseason.
There is no way Haley was going to hand over the keys to his offense unless it was someone that he completely trusts and he thinks he’s found that person in Weis. Now we just have to wait until preseason games start and all eyes will be on Haley to see if he’s having play-calling withdrawals.
Welcome to Kansas City, Charlie!