Del Rio was 69-73 while with Jacksonville and had a 1-2 record in the playoffs. He became the first NFL coach this season to be fired after being let go in November. Del Rio played one season with the Chiefs after spending 11 years with the New Orleans Saints as a linebacker.
The Chiefs fired Todd Haley with three games remaining in the season and promoted defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel to interim head coach. Crennel is also thought to be a candidate for the job. Other names associated with the position are Green Bay offensive coordinator Joe Philbin who reportedly interviewed on Wednesday and may also interview with Del Rio's old team in Jacksonville.
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