You get to that age and financial spot where you’ve got to make a move or you’re going to outprice yourself as a special-teams coordinator,” Reid, now the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs, said Monday.
“John was climbing [salarywise] into the upper echelon of special-teams coaches. And you just didn’t see DB coaches being DB coaches at that time for the amount of money John was making. He had to make the move or he was going to outprice himself or have to take a pay cut [to become a position coach].”
In the spoofy spot, which aired during the third quarter, Sanders wowed team officials with a 4.2-second 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine; the commercial ended with real-life commissioner Roger Goodell uttering those words Chiefs fans are waiting for: “With the first pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs select … Leon Sandcastle.” Clever. Very clever.