Locked on Chiefs: Sorting out Kansas City’s coaching changes

KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 16: Quarterback Alex Smith
KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 16: Quarterback Alex Smith /

We talk about the changes that are coming on the Chiefs coaching staff and how that will affect the team moving forward.

This offseason has already been more interesting than the past couple for Kansas City Chiefs.

The starting quarterback is likely to change and would have a 22-year-old as the leader of the franchise. What the Chiefs can get for Alex Smith is going to be determined in the coming months as well. There are several questions that we just don’t know how they will play out but it will be fun to find out.

The Chiefs coaching staff is definitely getting ready to have some changes throughout the off-season. Matt Nagy was named the head coach of the Chicago Bears on Monday morning. This is a little surprising as the Chiefs offense struggled to show signs of life in the second half of their playoff loss. Nagy is in a long line of former Reid assistants to become head coaches in the NFL. Heading to Chicago gives him another young QB to develop in Mitchell Trubisky.

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It has also been leaked that Brad Childress will retire this offseason. While that isn’t entirely surprising the timing of it couldn’t be worse for the Chiefs coaching staff. There are several candidates to take over the offensive coordinator position in house. Defensively it also looks like there will be a shake up on the staff. Bob Sutton is rumored to be on his way out of Kansas City. That should make plenty of fans happy but the question becomes who will take over. There aren’t many internal candidates so it looks like it could be a new face calling the defensive plays next season.

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