Kansas City Chiefs fans are ecstatic after reports came out that former Chiefs coach Marty Schottenheimer could return to the franchise as general manager. KCTV5 reported that SiriusXM NFL Radio first announced this.
Scott Pioli is in his fourth year as the general manager of the Chiefs, and the team is off to a disappointing 1-7 start. Pioli's only helped the Chiefs to one winning season since his arrival in 2009. As each week unfolds, Pioli's job security declines.
Chiefs owner Clark Hunt allegedly met with Schottenheimer on Friday, but the Chiefs have denied these reports. If the rumor holds true and if the Chiefs are trying to cover up the event, the most likely scenario would be that the Chiefs are intending to introduce Schottehiemer after the conclusion of the season or after the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday Night Football.
It's not likely that the team will stun the Steelers. If the Chiefs lose big again for the second straight week on prime-time television, it may give Hunt a reason to relieve Pioli of his duties.
Schottenheimer coached the Chiefs from 1989 to 1998, leading them to a 101-58-1 record. He is the only head coach in franchise history to earn over 100 wins and has a .638 winning percentage, the highest in team history.
Schottenheimer also coached for the Cleveland Browns, Washington Redskins and San Diego Chargers and compiled a 200-126-1 overall coaching record. He coached for the Virginia Destroyers in the United Football League in 2011 and won the UFL Championship Game that season.