Chiefs Make It Official, Sign Reid
Andy Reid is officially the first head coach off the market.
The Kansas City Chiefs announced the signing of Reid to be their new head coach, and even sent out some visual evidence.
Andy Reid and Clark Hunt make it official. Reid becomes the Head Coach of the Chiefs – #chiefs #chiefskingdom twitter.com/kcchiefs/statu…
— Kansas City Chiefs (@kcchiefs) January 5, 2013
An introductory press conference is scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday.
“Congratulations to Clark Hunt and the Kansas City Chiefs for hiring a good man and a good coach,” said Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie in a statement. “We wish Andy, Tammy and their entire family all the best in their new home.”
The Chiefs finished 2-14 this season and hold the No. 1 overall pick in the draft. They are scheduled to play the Eagles in Philadelphia next season.
Earlier in the day, Kansas City parted way with general manager Scott Pioli, apparently the final hurdle to get Reid on board. A new GM has yet to be announced.
Early reports that Reid was close to signing with the Cardinals proved premature. He was scheduled to fly out west to meet with the Cards and Chargers Thursday but those plans were eventually scrapped after a long meeting with the Kansas City brass the day before. The contingent that came to Philadelphia to meet with Reid included Pioli, who has since been let go.
It is now Reid’s show.
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