After 14 seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, head coach Andy Reid was let go by the team and officially made a free agent. Shortly after being fired by the Eagles, Reid was quickly hired by the Kansas City Chiefs after receiving interest from the Arizona Cardinals.
With Reid now in Kansas City, the new head coach of the Chiefs has yet to make considerable changes to the roster in order to right the ship. Despite that being the case and the fact that the off-season has yet to come for four teams left in the NFL playoffs, Reid has made one move by letting it be known that he’ll be calling the shots offensively for the Chiefs moving forward according to ESPN.com:
Andy Reid said Monday that he will make the offensive play calls himself this season and the Kansas City Chiefs will continue to use a 3-4 defense.
Reid said he will call the offense for the Chiefs instead of new offensive coordinator Doug Pederson. He credited Pederson, who was the Eagles’ quarterbacks coach for Reid in Philadelphia, for being “a sharp kid.”
With the Chiefs’ biggest weakness being on the offensive side of the football considering a quarterback situation that needs to be fixed, Reid is willing to take on the challenge of the play-calling and may look into bring in his quarterback from Philadelphia in Michael Vick.
Although Vick is still under contract for the Eagles, the team seems to be moving in the direction of parting ways with the veteran and sticking with rookie Nick Foles moving forward as the starter. With Vick potentially a free agent, the Chiefs may show considerable interest with Matt Cassel and Brady Quinn clearly not the long-term answer for Kansas City under center.
There will also be a few other possibilities at the quarterback position with Tim Tebow and Matt Flynn also potentially available via trade.