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Report: Andy Reid Gets Five-year Deal, Top Dollar From Chiefs


According to Clark Judge of CBS Sports, the Kansas City Chiefs have given new head coach Andy Reid a five-year contract that will pay him top dollar.

In fact, he could be one of the highest-paid coaches in the NFL.

From Judge:

He [Reid] gains complete authority over the football operations of a team desperate to win, only he gains it with an owner who will stay out of the way and give him what he wants. Clark Hunt got a head start by awarding Reid a five-year contract that, one source indicated, will pay Reid top dollar, with the Chiefs’ new coach at or near the top of the NFL salary scale.

Interestingly, Judge says that Reid had the Chiefs at the top of his list and that KC was the only place he wanted to visit.

In fact, people who should know tell me Kansas City was first on Reid’s wish list and was the only place he wanted to go. Granted, there were overtures from Arizona and San Diego, but let’s be honest, people: Arizona has ownership concerns, and San Diego’s Dean Spanos has always held fast to his belief in the separation of GM and head coach.

So neither had the opportunity that exists in Kansas City.

Judge is right. The Chiefs are a prime opportunity. There is young talent on the roster and there are still experts out there that believe the Chiefs are a head coach and a QB away from playoff contention. It is hard to buy into that but you need only look at the Indianapolis Colts and perhaps more appropriately, the Minnesota Vikings, to see that a team can have a poor season and turn things around quickly.

Reid is reportedly on his way to Kansas City now. With Pioli out the door, Reid will likely be introduced as the new coach soon.

The Chiefs will probably try to get the Reid news out today. The NFL frowns upon teams upstaging the playoffs with hiring news and press conferences. If there is no announcement today, you can probably expect it Monday.

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  • J.D.

    Great news. Now I can’t wait to hear who is going to be on his staff. Let’s hear it, who do we want to see for the oc and dc positions?

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

      not daboll

    • yay

      Im really hoping rivera is fired in carolina, and hired as the DC. then on offense, im really content with shurmer, he wont be up for a HC job anytime soon, and is the perfect choice. then bring in that QB coach pederson, and you have a good staff started
      also must get the 2 big name gm’s to join KC

  • ArrowFan

    When was the last time the league did us a favor. I say go ahead with the press release, at least don’t wait just because the league frown upon it:(

    • Joe Myers

      I like this guy yea the NFL and suck it in the words of DX

    • Larry Devore

      Exactly, give us the Chiefs news anytime. I really don’t care what teams are in the playoffs. I don’t follow them

  • http://www.facebook.com/msannairene Anna Irene Mendoza

    Great! I am excited about Reid. I am more interested in when we get to players then the rest of his coaching staff. lol I want a QB but no longer believe in any in the draft. So I am thinking Matt Flynn and then making a play for Greg Jennings. I am a Chiefs/Packer fan though. So I may be a bit Partial to those options.

  • Calchiefsfan

    I like the fact that Reid will be good at developing a young QB. I have more confidence in a Geno Smith pick now or whatever direction Reid wants to go with a new quarterback, Cousins, Flynn, Smith etc.
    My big concern with Reid is who is going to be his defensive coordinator.
    Other than that I like the idea of Reid coming to KC. He’s definitely an upgrade to what we’ve had since the Vermiel days. But after what we have been put through the last 6 years I am containing my enthusiasm until we actually get some results, i.e. wins.

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

      im still not a hundred percent on geno smith i would much rather pick up te’o then maybe picking up smith, cousins, or flynn.

      • Calchiefsfan

        I’m not a big Smith fan either, it just seems everyone is saying it’s a must pick. I really don’t care which way we go with regards to the QB as long as it works.

        I really like Te’o but I’m wondering who the new DC is going to be and if we are going to go back to a 4-3. Of course Te’o will be a beast in any system.

  • Michael Shaw

    My big concern is also the DC position. We know Andy can fix an offense, but his defensive skills seem to be lacking. Is he smart enough to bring in a DC that can run the 3-4 defense that this team is already set up for??? As for QB, now I am REALLY hoping that Georgia’s Aaron Murray declares to enter the NFL draft!!!

    • toperspective

      His defense was good when Jimmy Johnson was running it. Hopefully he can hire a good DC. Maybe steal Horton from the Cards.

      • http://twitter.com/biglump007 Leon Ritz

        There has been rumors, which are just rumors mind you, but they have been that he will bring in either Dick Jauron or Monte Kiffin

    • yay

      its been said that the rumors are he plans to let the OC/DC do what they do. this is great news. they can bring in a 3-4 DC, bring in the right OC for a 1st overall pick QB, either murray, smith, or barkley. its a wonderful day

  • toperspective

    There is no sport like football where a good coach and front office can turn around a team in a very short period of time. I look forward to watching Chiefs games again.

  • http://powellbailbonds.weebly.com/ big chief

    Hopefully we see consistency in assistant coaches now. Cassel hasn’t done well to say tge least but let’s be honest, even Brady or Manning would struggle with five offensive coordinators in four years. It wasn’t all Cassel.

    • Heilios

      I actually still like Cassel. I agree that it must be nerve racking to have all those coordinators and never get a chance to use a play book longer than a year. It isn’t all Cassel.

    • Jim Harper

      No it was not all Cassel, but he sure was the lions share!

  • disqus_ZP7IS0vhpc

    I’m excited. Anxious to see what the coaching staff will be. I think we’ll be talking “playoffs” now

  • chiefridgy

    Sigh of relief

  • David Fritch

    Now we need Tao to be the HEART of our team. We were so dumb not to get Keuchly last year who had the most tackles in the NFL this year. We should also grab Vick. It would be impossible to stop Charles/Vick.

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

      we probably would have gotten keuchly if the panthers didnt take him before us.

    • KCMikeG

      I really like Te’o – most of us do. The thing is we already have him in DJ. We need a big, bad ass thumper with an attitude at ILB to pound away at the offense. I suggest that we select, in the 4th round, Andrew Jackson WKY 6’1″ 260# vocal leader with over 100 tackle seasons back to back. What our defense is going to need at ILB will also depend on whether we stay in the current 3-4 or go to the 4-3 that Reid has run in the past. I truly hope he leaves us in our 3-4. Our need on defense either way is the best CB AFTER we get our QB. Xavier Rhodes is sitting at #34 perfect for our #2 pick. There are a handful of QB’s that could be all we need to win. Reid will make our #1 pick Geno Smith into the next McNabb. Throwing to Mike Wallace would be a beautiful thing. Add on Stedman Bailey to Bowe (Reid’s new TO?), Baldwin (IMO he can be saved – saw it live & in person in camp), Wylie and anyone one of our young ones with the best potential. Future looks bright, again please let it be for real this time.

      • Jim Harper

        Who is Rhodes Mike?

        • KCMikeG

          Xavier Rhodes CB FSU. Check him out.

    • http://www.facebook.com/genemyuk Gene Yuknis

      the same vick who doesn’t know how to hold onto the ball? get real!!! chiefs and eagles had the same + – on turnovers.

  • http://www.facebook.com/genemyuk Gene Yuknis

    hopefully, with the first pick, reid will not get on the geno smith bandwagan. defense first. pick up alex smith later. let’s remember, get the best player in this draft.

    • yay

      screw that. thats a terrible plan. MORE defense? Seriously? with a 211 point team? are we kidding here with this garbage? the best player IS taking a qb, it just happens that there is no amazing top pick at ANY POSITION, so just take a qb, let me guess, your one of those that mocks a qb top 10, but claims its a reach at 1.
      WE DONT HAVE 60 MIL DOLLAR DEALS ANYMORE

    • yay

      and this is the same strategy that has failed forever
      you can go ahead and bring in smith
      but you are taking a QB at 1. he can sit th bench, you paid breaston more money to do that this year

    • http://www.chrisljordan.com Chris Jordan

      Alex Smith sucks.

  • Larry Devore

    why would he want to go to Kansas City? I’m not knocking it, but it just seems strange.

  • krupadude

    hey hey the dude would like to see david carr in kc red……think about it………

  • superman_25_58

    That a baby this is freaking AWESOME BEST THING SINCE SLICED BREAD!!! Now we just need to bring in some talent from FREE AGENCEY LIKE…….

    1)MIKE WALLACE (WR/STEELERS) OR GREGG JENNINGS (WR,GB) “TO PAIR UP WITH DUANE BOWE ” SO GIVE HIM HIS MONEY!!!
    2) OSI UMENIYORA (DE, GIANTS) OR CLIFF AVRIL (DE, LIONS)
    3) BRENT GRIMES (CB, ATL) OR TRACY PORTER (CB, DEN) OR ROGERS-CROMARTIE (CB, EAGLES)

    PICK UP SOME OF THESE KEY FREE AGENTS THAN DRAFT

    1) GENO SMITH (QB, WV) 6-3/214LBS “96TD/21″ INT CAREER

    2) DEANDRE HOPKINS (WR,CLEMSON) 6-1/200LBS “69 CTCH – 1214 YDS ” 40 TIME: 4.40,

    CORNELLE PATTERSON (WR,VOLS) 6-3/200LBS “46 REC – 778 YDS – 5 TDS/ 308 RUSH 3 RUSH TD ” 40 TIME: 4.40

    3) DAVID AMEROSE (CB, NC ST) 6-3/194LBS “54 TACK – 5 INT – 11 PASS BROKEN UP”(PBU) 40 TIME: 4.46,

    DESMOND TRUFANT (CB,WASH) 6-0/184LBS “34 TACKLE – 4.5 TFL – 1 INT – 4 PBU” 40 TIME: 4.42

    4) KIKO ALONSO (ILB, OREGON) 6-4/244LBS “75 TACK – 12 TF – 2 INT – 5 PBU” 40 TIME: 4.70,

    NICO JOHNSON (ILB, ALABABMA) “54 TACK – 2 FF” 40 TIME: 4.66

    5) EJ MANUELS (QB, WV), 6 -5/240lbs ” 67.9% comp ”

    KEITH PRICE (QB,WASH) 6-1/195lbs ” 62% comp ” 40 time: 4.67

    6) RAY RAY ARMSTRONG (S/ MIAMI) 6-4/220 LBS “HAD OFF FIELD ISSUES WITH MARIJUANA “I BELIEVE” BUT HE GOT KICKED OFF MIAMI BUT I THINK WITH THIS STAFF HE COULD BE A REAL IMPACT PLAYER” (STEAL) “HOUSTON WORKED OUT LOL” 40 TIME: 4.59/

    DJ SWEARINGER – (S, SC GAMECOCKS) 6-0/210LBS ” 70 TACKLES – 2 INT- 5 PBU’ 40 TIME: 4.70

    7) SAM SCHWARTZSTEIN (C, STANFORD) 6-3/290 LBS ” IF HE CAN ADD 15-30 LBS CAN PLAY C/G PRETTY GOOD LINEMAN PLAYS HARD TO WHISTLE” 40 TIME 5.10

    • Danny W

      Nice post Sir. I would like to have Jake Long from Miami though and move Albert to guard. I think those two would be the best left side in the biz, and Geno would have a real shot at success for years then.

      • superman_25_58

        THANKS YA THIER IS SOME REAL POTENTIAL IN THESE PICKS IF WE COULD GET THEM. “dang cap lock lol” I would take long now as well since lilja is retiring but we need to stick with who we got bc with reid at the helm they are big and fast kinda like roaf and the boys! just sayin.

  • Arrowhead Adventurer

    Pick up that candy wrapper PIOLI!

  • Arrowhead Adventurer

    Sorry it didnt work out for Pioli, but I would never get the slack he was cut where I work. He needed to be fired two years ago. OF course I didnt think so then!

  • Arrowhead Adventurer

    A new, exciting time for KC! Im gonna love this offseason. Im excited again!