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Kansas City Chiefs: Andy Reid Destined to Become Head Coach

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 02:  Head coach Andy Reid of the Philadelphia Eagles watches from the sidelines during the second half of the game against the Kansas City Chiefs on October 2, 2005 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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Dilan AmesCorrespondent IJanuary 3, 2013

The Kansas City Chiefs are the worst team in the NFL.  

After a miserable 2012 season filled with failure and disappointment, along with the death of a teammate, I’m the sure the Chiefs were just as ready for the New Year as anyone.  

The Chiefs fired head coach Romeo Crennel this past Monday and it looks like they already have their sights set on his replacement. After many reports that Andy Reid was close to becoming the next head coach of the Arizona Cardinals, it seems as though the advantage has shifted to Kansas City.  

Per CSNPhilly.com’s Reuben Frank, Reid and the Chiefs met for close to nine hours on Thursday, after which Reid sent a text message to Frank saying it “went very well.” 

The Chiefs need drastic change in order to get back on the AFC West saddle, and bringing in Andy Reid would definitely be the first of many important changes for them. It is likely that Reid would also like to bring in his former GM from Philadelphia, Tom Heckert, leaving current Chiefs GM Scott Pioli without a job. Reid is already familiar with many fat cats in the Chiefs’ front office including Clark Hunt, Ryan Petkoff and Mark Donovan—all of whom he worked with in Philadelphia. 

Becoming the newest coach of the Chiefs would allow Reid to have much say when it comes to decision-making and would give him the opportunity to hand-pick his new quarterback with the first pick in the draft to build the franchise around.  

Geno Smith, the senior quarterback from West Virginia, appears to have risen above this year's crop of quarterbacks and has become a lock to be drafted No. 1 overall—for now. We’ve seen many prospects over the years plummet from sure-fire top-five picks to mid-round draftees.  

If Reid does in fact take over for the Chiefs, he and Smith may be a match made in football heaven as Reid’s offense has had much success with mobile passers from his days with Donovan McNabb and Michael Vick.

With loads of talent already on the Chiefs’ roster, this is likely the best situation for Reid. An All-Pro running back in Jamaal Charles, paired with a star-studded defense, has got to be attractive to the man with the mustache. 

While this could all be a smoke-and-mirrors act by Reid in order to get more out of his suitors, it looks as if the Chiefs will get their guy. 

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