Yesterday we told you that it looked as though Andy Reid was definitely heading to Arizona but now ESPN’s Chris Mortenson is reporting that Reid is interviewing with the Kansas City Chiefs this afternoon.
Rumors were flying all day yesterday that Reid was virtually certain to take the head coaching job in Arizona. For their part, the Cardinals have denied that is the case and have said they are interviewing multiple candidates.
Here is the tweet, courtesy of Adam Schefter:
Plot thickens: Before arriving in Arizona tonight, Andy Reid will interview today in Philadelphia with the KC Chiefs, via @mortreport.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 2, 2013
So it looks like the Chiefs will have a chance to nab Reid before he even interviews with the Cardinals.
The Chiefs are an attractive destination for Reid. He’d have the first overall pick in the draft should he come to KC and would be able to select the QB of his choice. Reid is known as a developer of QBs and could relish the opportunity the Chiefs present. The team is young and has a number of talented players on defense. Reid would also get to pair his new QB with dynamic RB Jamaal Charles.
We’ll keep you updated on any news as it comes out. If the Chiefs are really serious about Reid, they won’t let him leave Philly without a contract. The fact that Clark Hunt was willing to fly to Philly to intercept Reid before he got to Arizona tells me he must be serious about the prospect of hiring Reid.