Friday marked the end of a quick courtship between former Eagles head coach Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs. After the veteran head coach and Chiefs owner Clark Hunt spent much of Thursday working out contract details, Hunt dismissed former general manager Scott Pioli, clearing the way for Reid’s reign in Missouri.
The deal is for five years, a seemingly appropriate number as Reid did most of his best work in Philadelphia during his first five seasons there (the team’s lone Super Bowl appearance came during his sixth season). He reached the playoffs in his second season and led the Eagles to three NFC Championship appearances during that stretch.
Donovan McNabb, who 94WIP radio host Anthony Gargano suggested could follow Reid to Kansas City as a short-term solution for the quarterback starved Chiefs, chimed in on Reid’s move Friday.
“Congrats Big Red on taking your talents to KC,” former Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb tweeted. “Big Red fans get ready to cheer on your new boss and new team from 2013 and on.”
See–he’s dropping hints. Read between the lines people, it’s a slam dunk. Well, maybe not. But keep your eye on that story as it develops.