There is no question that 2012 was full of misfortunes. Along with Kansas City’s two-win season, the franchise dealt with Save Our Chiefs campaigns, banners flying over stadiums before home games, Eric Winston lashing out on fans and the worst, the loss of Jovan Belcher.
Last year’s two-win season had few positives.
With Reid taking control of the team, fans want to see more wins and a positive outcome at Arrowhead Stadium. Reid’s name alone holds a lot of credibility. Fans can’t help but be excited for the upcoming season and see what Reid has to offer.
Since 2006, Kansas City hired Herm Edwards, Todd Haley and Romeo Crennel as head coaches. But all three had brief stints with the Chiefs.
Alex Smith (No. 11)
The Chiefs gave up a second-round pick, and possibly another one in the future, for Alex Smith. He is the obvious starter. Turning his career around since 2010, Smith has a fresh start. If he stays healthy, he could be part of a dynamic quarterback-running back-wide receiver trio in 2013.
Chase Daniel (No. 10)
Chase Daniel has spent a lot of his professional career backing up Saints quarterback Drew Brees. The former Missouri Tiger appears to have already earned the backup spot, given his rich contract. Daniel knows that if an opportunity opens up, this is the perfect place for him to be.
10. Andy Reid, Kansas City Chiefs: He had eight seasons of double-digit victories in 14 years with the Eagles, and he went to postseason nine times and went to the Super Bowl once. He is 10-9 in 19 playoff games. But his team was 4-12 last year, which cost him his job. Reid can coach, even if Eagles fans love to dispute that.
We conclude the 2013 AFC West offseason previews with a look at the San Diego Chargers, who finished 7-9 last season.
The Chargers new head coach Mike McCoy previously served as the offensive coordinator for the Denver Broncos after joining the club in 2008 as QBs coach. After helping lead the Broncos to the AFC West title last season, the Chargers are hoping for similar success out of McCoy in 2013.
While McCoy is new to town, the face of the franchise continues to be Chargers QB Philip Rivers, who boasts an 11-4 overall record against Kansas City, with 21 TDs and 16 INTs. However, the Chiefs squad that opens training camp in eight days will be a completely different-looking team than what Rivers and company has seen in the past.
New Chiefs head coach Andy Reid and his entire staff have been studying, strategizing and preparing for a season that is 53 days away from kickoff and includes two showdowns against the Chargers, who made some notable offseason moves as well, including their 2013 rookie class.