Andy Reid reveals how close Steve Spagnuolo came to leaving Chiefs this offseason

Spags was in high demand!

Super Bowl LVII - Kansas City Chiefs Practice
Super Bowl LVII - Kansas City Chiefs Practice / Christian Petersen/GettyImages

The Kansas City Chiefs won their second consecutive Super Bowl, the first team to do so since the New England Patriots did it in 2003 and 2004. This year's run was heavily aided by the defense, led by Steve Spagnuolo, who took over as the Chiefs defensive coordinator in 2019.

Spags has been a huge boost to the Chiefs defense, as in 2018, the defense was the Achilles Heel of the team. When he replaced Bob Sutton, the positive impact on the defense became noticable and helped get the team its first Super Bowl in 50 years.

Well, now the team has three Super Bowl titles with Spagnuolo as the defensive coordinator, and naturally, teams were scouting him and hoping to pry him away from Kansas City. During the NFL owners' meetings, Andy Reid revealed that "there were a couple [of teams] that came after [Spagnuolo]."

Did the Chiefs almost lose Steve Spagnuolo this offseason?

Spagnuolo ended up re-signing with the Chiefs to remain as the defensive coordinator but Reid said that he believes Spags still wants a shot at being a head coach. He previously served as the St. Louis Rams' head coach from 2009 to 2011 and only won 10 games during that time. He also served as the New York Giants' interim head coach in 2017 and won one game during his brief tenure in that role.

A lot of time has passed since Spags last served as a head coach but teams not seeking him out for that role is probably due to his not-so-great success rate the first go around. There were reports that the San Francisco 49ers tried to steal Spags from the Chiefs this offseason and no one can blame them for trying to beat the same guy who stopped their offense in the Super Bowl.

In fact, no one can blame other teams for checking in on an elite defensive coordinator when his contract is up. Fortunately for Chiefs fans, Spags re-signed in KC and hopefully he can lead this team to another Super Bowl title.