Just one hour after the team announced they parted ways with general manager Scott Pioli, NFL.com's Steve Wyche reports that the Chiefs reached an agreement to make Andy Reid the team's next head coach, according to source with knowledge of contract. The contract is being reviewed.
It's not hard to see why Kansas City was attractive to Reid. The team had five Pro Bowlers despite a two-win season. They play in a weak division with a strong fan base and an ownership with a history of respect in the league. Most importantly, they can offer Reid what they offered Pioli: Control.
Reid will be able to shape the organization in his image. He is expected to bring a general manager or personnel director that he's familiar with so they can work together in lockstep. But make no mistake: Reid will be in charge.
Reid has had a rough few years in Philadelphia, but it's clear that he's an upgrade at head coach and it sounds as if he will have final say on personnel issues as well. This is good news for the Chiefs organization and especially Jamaal Charles, who should thrive under Reid, who wasn't afraid to use LeSean McCoy and Brian Westbrook. This also could impact Dwayne Bowe, as his contract negotiations should get a fresh start.