In what the team is describing as a mutual split, the Kansas City Chiefs and GM Scott Pioli have parted ways. Owner Clark Hunt said in a statement this will allow Pioli to “pursue other opportunities”.
Pioli also commented on the move through the team.
“I would like to thank Norma, Clark and the Hunt Family for the opportunity that they gave me four years ago. I’d also like to thank the players, coaches, scouts and countless other employees, throughout the organization and at Arrowhead Stadium that have worked so hard during my time here. I would also like to genuinely thank Chiefs fans,” Pioli said.
“The bottom line is that I did not accomplish all of what I set out to do. To the Hunt family – to the great fans of the Kansas City Chiefs – to the players, all employees and alumni, I truly apologize for not getting the job done.”
There will be plenty of speculation where Pioli — just years removed from being one of the most sought after personnel men in the business — might land, but for the Chiefs it’s a move they had to make. Frankly, it’s something that should have happened immediately the way it did with head coach Romeo Crennel, but at least it happened.
Now Andy Reid can come into Kansas City (whenever he officially signs) with a full staff of his own people.