Chiefs rumors: Brad Childress set to retire from NFL
By Matt Conner
The Kansas City Chiefs coaching staff will undergo a few more changes that perhaps expected with the news that Brad Childress is retiring from the NFL.
The Kansas City Chiefs already lost one assistant coach already on Monday with the news that the Chicago Bears had decided to hire the Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy after interviewing several head coaching candidates. Now head coach Andy Reid might lose another voice on the offensive side in Brad Childress.
Childress isn’t actually going anywhere on the NFL’s coaching carousel. Instead the veteran coach is set to retire from the league:
Childress has been employed by the Chiefs for the last five years albeit in a rather unconventional manner. His title was never very clear given the fact that the Chiefs always had Childress reporting to and working with Andy Reid in some more creative ways. He was the spread game analyst for his first three years in K.C. only to shift over the last two seasons to co-offensive coordinator and assistant head coach this past season.
Childress started working with Andy Reid as an assistant coach back in 1999, when Reid first took over the Philadelphia Eagles. He was the Eagles quarterback coach for three seasons and then spent another four seasons as the team’s offensive coordinator. Childress finally earned his first head coaching gig with the Minnesota Vikings from 2006 to 2010.
Childress was 39-35 in four plus seasons as a head coach. He was fired partially through the 2010 NFL season after starting the year 3-7.