Andy Reid: Kansas City Chiefs Are Best Possible Fit for Former Eagles Coach

Austin GreenCorrespondent IJanuary 3, 2013

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 30:  Head coach Andy Reid of the Philadelphia Eagles walks off the field after the game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on December 30, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The New York Giants defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 42-7.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Andy Reid will likely become the next head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs (h/t Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter, ESPN), and the former Philadelphia Eagles coach should be thrilled about the situation.

Reid is also scheduled to meet with the Arizona Cardinals and San Diego Chargers if a deal doesn't get done Thursday night, but neither organization reportedly feels confident that he will show up.

That's because after nine hours of meetings on Wednesday, Reid has apparently realized that the Chiefs are his best possible option.

Not only do the Chiefs have the No. 1 pick in the 2013 Draft, but they also have some talent on the current roster. Five players (Eric Berry, Jamaal Charles, Dustin Colquitt, Tamba Hali, Derrick Johnson) made the Pro Bowl this season.

Of course, Kansas City has a glaring hole at quarterback, which was a major reason why they went 2-14. The Chiefs ranked last in the league in both passing yards (169.6 per game) and touchdown passes (eight).

This also looks like a weak quarterback class, as there are no guaranteed future stars, a la Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III last year. Neither Geno Smith nor Matt Barkley looks worthy of the top overall pick right now, and it's uncertain if Tyler Wilson, Tyler Bray or Landry Jones can sneak into the first round.

Still, if the Chiefs can trade down a few spots, select Smith or Barkley later in the Top 10 and collect a couple other draft picks, Reid will be in a good position personnel-wise. 

Reid would also have primary control in the organization, as he could hand-pick his own front office, build his coaching staff and draft his own players. And since the Chiefs play in the awful AFC West, they could certainly compete for a wild-card spot next season.

Considering that he got canned just three days ago, that is a pretty good deal for Reid.