KC Chiefs Andy Reid was asked if he plans to coach next season.This is what he said


The Chiefs’ off-season began a little earlier than expected after losing to the Cincinnati Bengals 27-24 in the AFC Championship Game at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday.

Also, the off-season usually brings some changes to the team’s roster, coaching staff, and front office.

One of the spots the chiefs don’t need to address is the head coach. Andy Reid, 63, has been in that position in Kansas City since 2013, and the next day, after a sudden overtime defeat against Bengals, Reid revealed he would be back. For the 2022 season.

“Yes, I think so,” he said with a laugh on Monday. “That’s the way I’m looking.”

Chiefs Reed signs a 6-year contract extension In 2020, he-probably comfortably-said it He will coach in his 70s After the quarterback, Patrick Mahomes signed a 10-year extension in 2020.

Chiefs roster? It’s almost certain that it will change, at least to some extent. They will definitely sign new players during the free agents and say goodbye to some.

The front office has already seen the resignation of executive director of player representative Ryan Pauls, who was hired as the new general manager of the Chicago Bears last week. Coach staff also lose linebacker Matt House coaches. Matthouse will take over LSU’s defensive coordinator under new head coach Brian Kelly.

As for the other members of the current coaching staff, Reed understands that he may start further in the future.

“You don’t know …” he said. “That is, as the days go by, we may know. I think there are other people who have a chance, so it depends on the situation.

“It’s a little different every year, but we’ll see what happens in the next few days.”

The Chiefs coordinated during the 2021 off-season when running-back coach Deland McCullough got a college job in Indiana. They replaced Greg Lewis, then wide receiver coach, with McCullough and promoted Joe Bleymaier from a pass game analyst / assistant quarterback coach to Lewis’s original location. They also hired Ken Flajole as an outside linebacker coach on behalf of Brit Reed, who no longer belongs to the organization.

Next is the aggressive coordinator Eric Viniemi. Support as a head coach candidate Depending on the number of jobs elsewhere.

“It’s obviously disappointing that someone didn’t hire him because he’s so good,” Reed said last month about Viniemi. “I hope it will happen this year.”

It’s still unclear if Vinniemy will eventually get a head coach job after being interviewed many times over the last three years, but chances remain. As of Monday, Jacksonville Jaguar, New Orleans Saints, Miami Dolphins, Houston Texans and Minnesota Vikings were all looking for new head coaches.

“Not all head coaches are employed in this league, so I don’t know where it’s heading,” Reed said.