Andy Reid, Chiefs Agree To Terms


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:

 

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?

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  • marc jorgensen

    Here’s to a fresh start!!

    • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

      here, here

    • chiefridgy

      Cheers!

  • Twistedlefty

    Hallelujah!

  • Brody Hall

    SUCK IT CARDS!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000109626785 Marty Moore

      Right On

  • Danny W

    I like the hire, hopefully hires someone to watch the clock, and manage the challenges for him and he will do just fine. I will admit Chip Kelly was my first pick but I don’t mind Reid at all.

    • toperspective

      My sentiments re clock management and Chip Kelly. Please take the flag away from him. But with Crennel and Pioli gone it gives us something to look forward to. Don’t have to wonder what guy Pioli is going to take 15 slots early.

  • Chiefs fan in TX

    I like it, so long as Michael Vick isn’t part of the deal.

    • PunjabiPete

      Why? Michael Vick >>> every shithole QB we’ve had since Trent Green. If it’s the dogfighting thing, he paid his fucking debt to society; to say he is still “in the doghouse” (pun intended) insinuates our justice system is nothing more than an expensive sham. Why even have jail if when you finish paying your debt to society people still give you shit for the crime that sent you there? He should be free and in the clear, and as far as I’m concerned he is. If it’s the age thing, I share that concern, but if we are picking up new QBs, who do you want them learning from? Michael Vick or Matt Cassel or Donovan McNabb?

      • toperspective

        Why are you assuming that he doesn’t want Vick because of his past transgressions? Maybe he doesn’t want Vick because he is a crappy QB who can’t read defenses and who can’t stay on the field.

        • Chiefs fan in TX

          Exactly, toperspective. Vick’s “best” days are behind him.

          • KCMikeG

            I would want McNabb to be the teacher over Vick every day. I like Smith and Taj Boyd would be a great one for him and Reid to coach up if we don’t go QB with our 1st pick.

        • PunjabiPete

          If you had read my entire post you would see I mentioned past transgressions, age and then experience. You fail.

          • toperspective

            Never mind. I reread your rambling, incoherent post and I still don’t know what you are talking about.

  • Chiefswatch

    I could not be happier than I am right now.

  • toperspective

    I am good with the Reid hire…I am ecstatic that that putz Pioli is gone.

  • Joe Myers

    to my fellow CHIEFS fans I love you guys and yes fresh start but hope we go back to the 4-3 but I got to say we need to pick up tajh Boyd he is a sleeper im tellin you and my expectations will be above .500 this year and in a few years playoffs I hope but good pick up im sure AZ fans don’t like KC now eagles fans are talking bad about Reid a lil about his coaching and more about his weight their team is going to suck for a while Reid is a QB coach I think it’s nothin’ but good some bad and vary lil ugly from hear on out all I have to say is ………… HAIL TO THE CHIEFS BABY.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000109626785 Marty Moore

    Awesome…..Now maybe we can forum a great team.

  • PunjabiPete

    I just shit my pants. Then I read Reid had been hired and Pioli had been fired, and did it again. Please help me, I am having some stomach issues. I am thinking it’s bad schwarma again, or that gas station sushi with marker over the expiration date…

  • Michael Franklin

    Hey yall, congrats on landing Coach Reid! The Chiefs have needed a guy like him for a long time. I am a Falcons/UGA fan but I have come to respect your fanbase and style in KC! Best of luck in the future with both the Chiefs and Mizzou!

  • Michael Franklin

    PS – If he forgoes his senior year, snag UGAs Aaron Murray for QB. This kid has a lot of talent already. With good coaching and a good fanbase, he could land someday next to Len Dawson in the KC Hall of Fame.

    • http://www.facebook.com/nico.marquez.98 Nico Marquez

      Im on the te’o bandwagon, but ive seen murray play and i would not be dissapointed if the chiefs took murray 1st round if he decides to enter the draft.

  • CSconce

    Hopefully Reid can mold Geno into the best QB he can be!!

  • [email protected]

    I don’t think Reid’s the answer. Phil I. has not done anything in the last 4 or 5 years. I think they should have been more patient maybe pick up the Oregan coach. Someone who can generate more offense.