Pep Hamilton mentioned as Chiefs potential coaching addition
By Matt Conner
The Kansas City Chiefs are shifting some things around on offense and could add Pep Hamilton to the mix.
The Kansas City Chiefs are in the midst of a bit of a coaching shakeup on the offensive side of the ball after winning Super Bowl LVII, and the name of Pep Hamilton has reportedly been discussed as a potential addition to Andy Reid’s staff.
Hamilton should be a familiar name to NFL fans as a longtime coach and coordinator who has worked with several teams in various capacities. Just last season, he was the offensive coordinator for the Houston Texans and is currently serving as the head coach for the D.C. Defenders in the XFL.
The Chiefs are dealing with at least one opening on staff right now at quarterbacks coach and there could be more to come, depending on whether or not anyone travels with Eric Bieniemy to the nation’s capital. Bieniemy, the team’s longtime offensive coordinator, took a new role with the Washington Commanders last week, and Chiefs running backs coach Greg Lewis is reportedly looking at a potential position there as well.
Hamilton has bounced between the professional and collegiate levels for the last 20 years, with his most notable stints coming as Andrew Luck’s offensive coordinator with the Indianapolis Colts from 2013-15. He was the assistant head coach and passing game coordinator for the Cleveland Browns the following year and then joined Jim Harbaugh on staff at the University of Michigan.
Before joining the Texans two years ago, Hamilton was Justin Herbert’s quarterbacks coach during his rookie season with the Chargers.
Beyond Hamilton, the Chiefs do have a few internal candidates to also consider, including David Girardi, Corey Matthaei, and Joe Bleymaier.