Andy Reid is going to be the next head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs.
ESPN’s Chris Mortenson is reporting that the deal is done and that the lawyers are reviewing the contract:
Andy Reid and the Chiefs have reached an agreement. Lawyers reviewing contract. Added to ESPN story along with @adamschefter
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) January 4, 2013
The move happened very quickly. As recently as Wednesday, there were reports swirling that Reid was a lock to become the next coach of the Arizona Cardinals. One report said a deal was “95% certain.”
Then the Kansas City Chiefs came up with a big interception.
On the day that Reid was scheduled to travel to Arizona, the Chiefs flew to Philly and met with Reid for about nine hours. The two sides broke for the night but not before Reid pushed his interview with the Cardinals back to Friday.
Yesterday, the rumors and reports poured out with ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Chris Mortenson agreeing that a deal between the Chiefs and Reid was on the verge of being done.
And now it is.
Reid will likely bring his west coast offense to KC. He has also traditionally run a 4-3 defense so he may make changes to KC’s base 3-4 set.
The Chiefs fired GM Scott Pioli earlier. This was the biggest sign that Reid was on his way to KC. It was widely reported that if Reid was in, Pioli would be out.
We shall see.
Addicts, what are your initial thoughts in the Reid hire?