The Kansas City Chiefs kicked off their head coach search with two Atlanta Falcons coordinators, a lackluster start to say the least. However, all of a sudden things have gotten much more interesting.
According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, former Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid will meet with the Chiefs in the City of Brotherly Love. Any meeting with Clark Hunt and the Chiefs Wednesday would be ahead of Reid’s scheduled landing in Arizona for an interview with the Cardinals.
Jumping ahead of the Cardinals could be a sign Hunt has Reid high on his list of coaches to replace the recently fired Romeo Crennel. Could it also signal the return of general manager Scott Pioli?
Mortensen told Sports Radio 810 “Andy Reid is not going to want Pioli around.” That’s something that would be an immediate win in the eyes of Chiefs fans.
The question would remain if Reid is enough to satisfy a Chiefs fan base desperate for a big splash. It certainly wouldn’t be as sexy as Chip Kelly or Bill Cowher, but would also be significantly cheaper with a proven NFL resume.
Considering how frugal Hunt has been over the years, getting a “name” without paying a premium seems to fit his style.