The Kansas City Chiefs have reached an agreement with former Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid to serve in the same position for their franchise, according to Chris Mortensen of ESPN. The final legal process is ongoing:
Andy Reid and the Chiefs have reached an agreement. Lawyers reviewing contract. Added to ESPN story along with @adamschefter— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) January 4, 2013
Assuming no issues are raised by the lawyers, Reid will become the new Chiefs coach. He spent more than a decade leading the Eagles, but recent struggles led the two sides to go their separate ways. It's no surprised he was picked up so quickly given his track record.
As always, the major decision led to a flurry of activity on Twitter. Let's take a look at some of the social media comments about Reid's new position.
As @espn first reported Andy Reid has agreed to coach chiefs and is expected to finish contract today. Still hasn't decided on GM yet— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) January 4, 2013
The agreement isn't just good news for Reid. It should also help Chiefs star running back Jamaal Charles, according to Tim Finnigan of WNSP Radio:
The Andy Reid hire is great news for Jamaal Charles' fantasy value for '13...Reid's scheme will elevate his value, if that's possible— Tim Finnigan (@WNSPTim) January 4, 2013
ESPN Stats and Info provides a terrific look at the uphill battle Reid will face once he arrives in Kansas City. The Chiefs have struggled mightily in recent years:
Andy Reid inherits Chiefs team that is 29-67 since start of 2007. Only Rams (22-73-1) have a worse record over the last six seasons.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 4, 2013
CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora gives fans a look at the potential coaching staff Reid could put together with the Chiefs, which includes some popular names:
Andy Reid will have a host of options to pick from with his staff. Many expect Shurmur (OC), Castillo (OL), Childress perhaps as QB coach— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) January 4, 2013
Don't stone me for saying this…but Alex Smith would be a great fit in Andy Reid's offense for the #Chiefs. Great stop-gap QB for them— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) January 4, 2013
Reid's contract with the Eagles is for five years, according to Reuben Frank of CSN Philly, which should give him a reasonable amount of time to get the franchise turned around:
Source: Andy Reid contract will be for five years.— Reuben Frank (@RoobCSN) January 4, 2013
Mike Freeman of CBS Sports notes that Reid's agreement with the Chiefs gives him nearly complete control, which probably helped him reach a quick decision:
Reid deal is done as first reported by ESPN. Interesting thing: Reid will basically have total control of franchise.— mike freeman (@realfreemancbs) January 4, 2013
The parody account NOT SportsCenter chimed in with a more light-hearted take on today's developments in Kansas City:
BREAKING: With the #Chiefs hiring Andy Reid and Charlie Weis in Kansas already, all Kansas City BBQ joints have called in emergency reserves— NOT SportsCenter (@NOTSportsCenter) January 4, 2013
While Reid will grab the headlines, Adam Caplan of PhiladelphiaEagles.com believes the staff he surrounds himself with is just as important:
Huge key for Reid will be who is on his coaching staff. Was severely underwhelming last 2 seasons. Needs to get some of his old guard back.— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) January 4, 2013
Finally, not everybody believes the marriage between Reid and the Chiefs will work out for the better. Bleacher Report's Aaron Nagler foresees a negative outcome:
For the record, I don't see Andy Reid in Kansas City ending well. I hope I'm wrong.— Aaron Nagler (@Aaron_Nagler) January 4, 2013
Chiefs fans hope you're wrong too, Aaron.