Former Eagles head coach Andy Reid and a contingent from the Kansas City Chiefs met for nine hours Wednesday at a private airport in Philadelphia. The meeting went so long, it pushed Reid’s scheduled interview with the Arizona Cardinals to today or tomorrow, if they end up meeting at all.
Reid said his marathon meeting with the Chiefs “went very well” and though the Cardinals potentially are out of the picture doesn’t mean the coach is ready to commit to Kansas City.
In addition to making it clear no contract had been agreed to in the interview with the Chiefs, Reid told Fox29 that he needed to discuss the situation with his wife and could be headed to San Diego.
Though thee Chargers won five more games than the Chiefs in 2012, would that be a better situation for Reid? On his way out the door, former San Diego head coach Norv Turner said the Chargers are far away from getting back to the playoffs. With mildly competent quarterback play and coaching, you can’t say the same thing about the Chiefs.
Maybe Reid is just using the idea of heading to a division rival to jack up the price on Clark Hunt, who is always looking for a bargain? Or to push out GM Scott Pioli (who attended Wednesday’s meeting)?
The next move (or two) from the former Eagles head coach should be very telling about how serious the two sides are about getting a deal done.