Andy Reid was officially announced as the new head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs on Friday, and we are beginning to learn the extend of that new deal. Part of the deal was firing general manager Scott Pioli, which means an entire new staff needs to be hired. As part of Reid’s deal, he will get full control in the search and final say when it comes to who gets hired onto his staff and into his front office.
That means that like Bill Belichick in New England, Reid will have full control over football operations in Kansas City.
Unlike New England though, Reid is going to hire a new general manager and that’s where his final say comes into a bit of a quarrel with reality. The Chiefs are hot and bothered for Green Bay Packers director of football operations John Dorsey. The Packers can block the move if they don’t want to release Dorsey to the Cheifs.
If this happens, it’s largely believed that former Browns general manager Tom Heckert could become more of a realistic choice, seeing as he was just fired by the Browns and doesn’t have a job.
It’s not earth shattering news that Andy Reid is the man in charge of everything in Kansas City. It’s likely that full control is the very thing that swung Reid towards Kansas City and kept him from even interviewing with the Cardinals or Chargers. The search to fill his staff is just beginning, and not even a week after being fired from his old job, Reid has full control of an NFL franchise.
And rightfully so.