It now appears that it’s only a matter of crossing the t’s and dotting the i’s for the Chiefs and Andy Reid to come to an agreement as head coach of the Chiefs.
A party of seven from the Chiefs led by team chairman and CEO Clark Hunt met for nine hours on Wednesday in Philadelphia with Reid. Talks between team and coach continued into Thursday afternoon; that’s when Reid cancelled a planned trip to Arizona to interview with the Cardinals and San Diego where he was to interview with the Chargers.
Reid was fired as head coach of the Eagles on Monday, the same day that Hunt fired Romeo Crennel as head coach of the Chiefs. Reid had been in charge of the Eagles for 14 seasons. Over that time, Philadelphia had made one trip to the Super Bowl, took part in four NFC title games and won six division championships. He had nine winning seasons and three seasons with a losing mark.
The 54-year old Reid has been coaching in 1982 after his graduation from Brigham Young University in 1981. He was a college coach from 1982 through 1991, including three seasons as the offensive line coach at Missouri.
He joined the Green Bay Packers coaching staff in 1992 and worked there until 1999 when he was named head coach of the Eagles.
His record in 14 years heading the Eagles was 130-93-1 in the regular season and 10-9 in the playoffs.