Despite struggling in his last two years with the Philadelphia Eagles, Reid still knows how to attack today’s ever-changing NFL.
Since being hired by the Chiefs on January 4, per ESPN.com, Reid has made a series of smart, bold decisions to get the struggling organization back up to speed.
His most decisive move is also likely his most controversial. That was the decision to trade a second-round pick this year and a mid-round choice next year for quarterback Alex Smith, per ESPN.com.
Reid knows that such an aggressive play for Smith was entirely necessary for the Chiefs. This year’s draft class of quarterbacks is failing to set pulses racing.
Or, put another way, “What will Brad Childress be doing for Chiefs head coach Andy Reid?”
Essentially, coach Childress will research and assist with the scouting and recruiting of the draft eligible players, prior to the April 25-27 event.
He will also conduct thorough research on the spread offense, benefitting not just the offense but also helping the Chiefs defense.
In addition to recruiting and researching, coach will also take on several other projects to benefit head coach Reid and his entire staff, with the collective goal in mind, winning.
So if, as Ian Rapoport of NFL Network has reported, Romo can’t be tagged in 2014, Romo needs to merely get through the 2013 season unscathed. He then can sign with the highest bidder, or pick the best situation.
Based on current quarterback situations, interesting teams include the Bills, Jets, Bengals, Browns, Texans, Jaguars, Chiefs, Raiders, Eagles, Bears, Vikings, Buccaneers, Cardinals, and Rams.
We’ve still got a long way to go, and it’s possible that the Cowboys will interpret the contract differently. Still, for the second time in three offseasons a franchise quarterback could be headed to the open market.
In a league without nearly enough franchise quarterbacks, that’s a huge development.