Chiefs name Matt Nagy offensive coordinator, promote Brad Childress
After going with co-offensive coordinators in 2016, the Kansas City Chiefs are only having one this season, keeping Matt Nagy in that role.
Kansas City announced a few changes in coaching roles on Monday afternoon, naming Brad Childress the assistant head coach to Andy Reid, while allowing Matt Nagy to become the offensive coordinator.
Last season, both Childress and Nagy were offensive coordinators, one of the more unique situations in the league. Reid decided to make a tweak to that system. With wide receivers/assistant head coach David Culley moving on to Buffalo this offseason, the Chiefs shuffled the deck a bit, although it shouldn’t have much on-field impact.
While Nagy is technically the coordinator, we all know who calls the plays. Reid won’t be giving that job up any time soon, and while he takes some criticism for his decisions, he is one of the best in the business. Without Reid’s expertise, the offense would never have allowed this team to win 12 games this season, especially with Alex Smith’s tendency to throw short and cautious.
Nagy is a name to watch in the future for a head coaching gig. He’s only 38 years old and has been flying up the ranks in Kansas City. It would not be surprising to see him go elsewhere should the Chiefs produce on offense in 2017.