Fox Hire Could Block Chiefs From Hiring McCoy


The Kansas City Chiefs will be looking for an offensive coordinator in the coming weeks but their top candidate could get scooped up by one of their division rivals.

Kent Babb of the Kansas City Star has been saying for a while that Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy is the top target for the Chiefs to fill the void left by Charlie Weis.

Unfortunately for the Chiefs, there is a chance the Broncos could retain McCoy, especially considering today’s announcement that John Fox will be the Broncos next head coach.

McCoy worked for Fox in Carolina so there is a familiarity there. If Fox decides he wants to work with his old mate then McCoy could end up staying in Denver.

If you think about it, it makes sense. Fox would be coming into a situation where he already has an offensive coordinator in place that he is not only familiar with but that also has spent a year working with the team’s current offensive personnel. Keeping McCoy on would certainly help Fox hit the ground running, especially if he intends to give Tim Tebow a shot at being the team’s starting QB.

Then again, if McCoy has spent a year coaching Tebow and doesn’t think the former college star can make it in the NFL, it might be McCoy who hits the ground running straight to Kansas City.