ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter & Chris Mortensen after earlier in the week reporting that former Eagles Head Coach Andy Reid would be headed to the Arizona Cardinals to interview and take their head coaching position are now reporting that after the 9-hour discussion last night in Philadelphia between the Kansas City Chiefs and Reid that the “major issues have been discussed and agreed upon” and Reid is set to become to the Kansas City head coach.
Reid was fired on Monday by Philadelphia Eagles Owner Jeffrey Lurie after 14 years as the Eagles Head Coach. Reid will find himself in familiar territory with taking over a team with a Top 2 pick in the upcoming NFL Draft (the Chiefs will draft 1st while the Eagles will draft 4th.) The Chiefs do have a talent rich team compared to the Cardinals and I’m sure Reid’s goal will be to find a Quarterback to replace Matt Cassel/Brady Quinn combo that led the team this year. He does inherit a very good running back in Jamaal Charles (which I’m sure Charles is not thrilled about) and a decent wide reciever in Dwayne Bowe. Reid will replace Romeo Crennel who was also fired on Monday.
Scott Pioli is the current Kansas City Chiefs General Manager and no word as of yet if he will relinquish his duties but considering he was involved in the interview process Reid will answer to him. Reid will be the first coach hired by a NFL team after the worst “Black Monday” in history for NFL Coaches/General Managers.
The Philadelphia Eagles are scheduled to face the Kansas City Chiefs in 2013 at Lincoln Financial Field so it will be just a short homecoming for Andy Reid.
HighPhive.net will have an update later today on the Eagles Head Coach search.Tags: Andy Reid, Arizona Cardinals, Jeffrey Lurie, Kansas City Chiefs, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles