Kansas City Chiefs Part Ways With GM Scott Pioli

Nov 18, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs fans hold up signs to fire general manager Scott Pioli (not shown) in the second half of the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Arrowhead Stadium. Cincinnati won the game 28-6. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

In a move that we all saw coming, the Kansas City Chiefs and general manager Scott Pioli have mutually agreed to part ways. This move is just the latest indication that Kansas City is preparing to hire former Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid.

“After several productive conversations, we made the difficult decision to part ways with Scott Pioli and allow him to pursue other opportunities,” Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt said. “Scott has been an invaluable member of the Chiefs family since joining us in 2009, and we sincerely appreciate his tremendous contributions over the last four years.

“I know that this was a difficult decision for Scott as well. He has a great deal of appreciation for the history of this franchise, for our players, coaches and employees, and especially our great fans.

“There is no way to overstate the level of respect and admiration I have for Scott on a personal level. His character, loyalty, integrity and commitment to a team are extraordinary, and throughout the last four years, he has consistently put the best interests of the Chiefs ahead of his own. I know he will go on to enjoy further success in the National Football League, and I certainly wish him the best in the future.”

When Reid agrees to a deal with the Chiefs, he is expected to bring Tom Heckert along to Kansas City.

Topics: Kansas City Chiefs, Scott Pioli

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