There were rumors all week (none of them especially credible) that Kansas City Chiefs GM Scott Pioli was offered a 2-year contract extension by Chiefs owner Clark Hunt.
Now, there’s a credible source.
Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports is reporting that Hunt did indeed offer Pioli an extension. The deal has apparently not yet been signed by Pioli because of some of the language in the new deal.
From La Canfora:
According to my sources, he was offered a 2-year extension earlier this season by owner Clark Hunt. Nothing has been signed yet. Nothing has been agreed to. There’s some issues with language in there so we’ll see where that goes. But that in itself is a strong statement of loyalty from Clark Hunt at a time when the fans and the local media have been calling for the GM’s ouster. Both Pioli and the Chiefs declined to comment on this report.
Given how bad the Chiefs are at playing football this season, it is kind of mind-boggling that Pioli would be offered an extension. Still, Hunt has publicly been a big supporter of Pioli’s.
After today’s game, Pioli might want to hurry up and sign that deal before Hunt changes his mind.