The Kansas City Chiefs have been able to keep their entire coaching staff together since Andy Reid was brought in back in 2013. However, it looks like that might be changing this offseason, with the report by ESPN’s Adam Schefter that offensive coordinator Doug Pederson is a leading candidate to replace Chip Kelly with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Pederson has been viewed as one of the top assistants in the game over the past few seasons, so this comes as no surprise. He also has ties to Philadelphia, playing with the Eagles as a backup quarterback before being on Reid’s staff during his tenure in the city.
If the Chiefs lost Pederson, it is tough to say how much of an impact it would have. Reid runs the offense, while Pederson only does some of the play calling. One would imagine that Reid would simply go back to calling all of the plays, while grooming a new offensive coordinator from within the staff. This will be interesting to watch as the offseason begins to unfold for 20 teams around the National Football League.