The Band Is Getting Back Together: Could McNabb, Childress, Shurmur Follow Reid To K.C.?

It’s been widely reported throughout Thursday morning and afternoon that former Eagles head coach Andy Reid is close to finalizing a contract that would make him the next coach of the Kansas City Chiefs. Some reports suggest that a deal is imminent which is highly possible given Reid spent over nine hours meeting with Chiefs officials on Wednesday.

Reid has reportedly put a trip to Arizona, another destination he has been strongly linked to, on hold. Given the distinct possibility that the former Eagles coach of 14 years will land in Kansas City, some interesting speculation is picking up steam as the story develops.

Could it be that the band is getting back together?

94 WIP’s Anthony Gargano suggests that former Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb, along with former Reid assistants Brad Childress and Pat Shurmur, could each follow the head coach to his new team. Seems like a longshot. And maybe it is. But it does make some sense.

The current dynamics in Kansas City could allow the reunion to take place. McNabb could, in theory, serve as a one-year stop gap as Kansas City looks for a franchise quarterback, a la Doug Pederson circa 1999 because the Chiefs have a dearth of options available at the position. Previous reports suggest that Reid had to be heavily persuaded into dealing McNabb prior to the 2010 season.

As for the Shurmur and Childress speculation? Well, that makes sense too, given that the most successful years of the Reid era came with those two men on his offensive staff.

With so many erroneous reports floating around it would be irresponsible to say that a reunion is in order, but is it possible? It sure seems like it.

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  • toperspective

    Childress and Reid. A complete sweep of the “Flabbergasted Four”. Wow. Simmons will have a field day. McNabb? Really? He is so done it’s ridiculous. Reid couldn’t wait to ship him out of Phily.

  • Brady Warshawsky

    I could only see McNabb coming in as a QB coach. He is done with his playing days (or should be)

  • big chief

    No thanks on the McNabb thing unless it’s just for moral support.

  • micah stephenson

    Hell knaw on McNabb. He is washed up. Done. Id take Vick ova McNabb even tho I dont want Vick ether. I want Geno Smith!

  • yeah

    mcnabb as a stopgap? vick after they get rid of him in philly is more likely. mcnabb looked tired, and lacking arm strength w/ vikes, gave our defense absolutely no trouble. I dont see any reason to go there unless its as a geno smith mentor or something(hold the racist comments)