Andy Reid has “reportedly” been more places than physically possible over the past week. First, everyone was so sure he was going to sign with the Arizona Cardinals. In fact, some reports guaranteed he would hold a press conference in the desert on Friday. Well, Reid actually never even went to Arizona as he cancelled his meeting with the Cardinals and one he had scheduled with the San Diego Chargers. Now there’s actually been a verbal agreement: Reid has agreed a five-year deal to coach the Kansas City Chiefs.
This is a lateral move by Reid if he’s ever made one. The Chiefs have some talent on their roster, but not nearly enough to contend for a Super Bowl anytime soon. The biggest problem? They don’t have a quarterback and don’t mention that No. 1 overall pick, either. Who are they going to take? There’s no Andrew Luck in the 2013 NFL Draft.
Reid spent 14 years as the Philadelphia Eagles‘ head coach with overrated quarterbacks and now he’s with a team that has no quarterback. A lot of folks call Reid a quarterback wizard, but even he can’t turn Matt Cassel or Brady Quinn into top-notch signal-callers. It just ain’t gonna happen.
However, the Chiefs have fired general manager Scott Pioli, which means they plan to make Reid their head honcho. The nine-hour meeting Reid had with Kansas City’s brass obviously ended with owner Clark Hunt and company thinking they need Reid more than Pioli, so he got the boot.
Reid is with the Chiefs, but don’t expect a second Super Bowl for the franchise because of it. Unless Reid pulls a Jimmy Johnson and cleans house while compiling a truckload of draft picks, Kansas City will be picking around No. 10 in the NFL Draft for years to come.