The Kansas City Chiefs landed their new head coach on Friday when the team made it official that Andy Reid would be leading the team. Reid was a wanted man after he was fired from the Philadelphia Eagles, he was linked to the Arizona Cardinals and San Diego Chargers vacancies.
Reid becomes the Chiefs 13th head coach in the teams franchise, and he replaces Romeo Crennel who was the teams head coach for the final three games of 2011 and of all of 2012.
The Reid hiring was praised by many, including Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson:
"He's a very proven coach in the league," Johnson said. "I've been watching him over the years. He's at the top of the charts when you talk about coaches getting the job done. So I think it's a great opportunity for us at this time. We're getting a veteran coach who has been there and done that and knows how to get things done."
The Chiefs have not had this successful of a coach like Reid since Marty Schottenheimer was leading the Chiefs to multiple playoff appearances during the 1990s.
There will also be hiring a new general manager since Scott Pioli was let go on Friday, and there are reports that Reid will be able to bring in his own general manager; plus assistant coaches. The two names that pop up for being the new general manager are John Dorsey who is the Green Bay Packers' director of college scouting, and recently fired Cleveland Browns general manager Tom Heckert. Heckert who worked with Reid for a numbers of years in Philadelphia.
Financial terms of Reid's contract have not been released.