Chiefs Hire Pistol Creator Chris Ault As Consultant

The Kansas City Chiefs, already the employers of several solid offensive minds, hired Chris Ault, the creator of the pistol offense, as a consultant.ChrisAult

Ault was the head coach at Nevada when San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was running the offense. The veteran coach doesn’t know if he’ll be helping to install that offense with the Chiefs. In fact, he isn’t sure what his job will be.

“I told Coach (Andy) Reid, ‘Whatever I can do to help you win a Super Bowl, I’ll do it,’” Ault told RGJ.com.

That means he could be doing most of his work with defensive coordinator Bob Sutton as the Chiefs try to slow down NFL offenses running the pistol. Of course, he could also be dedicating the majority of his time to work with Reid to install Smith in the pistol, something the former Nevada coach said he would be “excellent” for.

Terms of the one-year contract weren’t released, but Ault pointed out taking this job “wasn’t about the money”.

A member of the College Football Hall of Fame, Ault has never worked with an NFL team, despite multiple teams using elements of the offense he helped to create. After he retired in December, this seemed like a logical fit.

“It’s an opportunity to get a feel for the NFL. (Reid has) hired an experienced staff. The timing is exciting,” Ault said. “I’m going to learn an awful lot about the NFL.”

And we are going to start learning a lot about just what Reid has planned for Smith and the Chiefs offense. There are certainly no shortage of weapons for the Kansas City offensive coaches to work with and that all starts officially Tuesday when the rookies and veterans work together as OTAs kick off.

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