The Kansas City Chiefs will formally introduce Andy Reid as their next head coach on Monday, January 7th.
The Reid press conference will take place in the North Club inside Arrowhead Stadium. The press conference, where he will be introduced as their 13th head coach in franchise history, will start at 1 pm central time.
On Friday, the team announced that Reid would be their next head coach, and the two sides agreed to a five-year deal. The financial amount of the deal has yet to be announced, but it will likely be announced on Monday.
He takes over a team that went 2-14 last season. The season tied the worst record in their franchise history.
Besides taking over as head coach, he will also have final say on player personnel matters, as well. He will also bring in his own general manager, which is rumored to be either former Eagles and Cleveland Browns GM Tom Heckert or Green Bay Packers Director of Football Operations John Dorsey.
There are pieces in place for Reid to rebuild the franchise in a short time. The team will have the No. 1 overall pick in April’s draft. In addition, they also have five players that were voted to the AFC Pro Bowl.
And turning around franchises is nothing new to Reid, who took over a 3-13 team in 1999 with the Eagles. He had the second overall pick in that year’s NFL draft and the Birds took former Syracuse quarterback Donovan McNabb with that pick.
McNabb and Reid would take the Eagles to an 11-5 record two years later, and a second place finish in the NFC East. After that season, the Eagles won five straight 11 win seasons, including a 2004 Super Bowl appearance.
In 14 seasons as the Eagles head coach, Reid won 130 games and 140 games if you include his 10-9 playoff record. He took the Eagles to the playoffs nine times in those 14 seasons.
In that same time span from 1999 to now, the Chiefs have won 98 games and have made three playoff appearances. They; however, have no playoff wins under five different head coaches.
Reid was just 12-20 in the last two seasons.
“I’m definitely excited,” said Chiefs offensive lineman Eric Winston. “You don’t accidentally win 100 games over 10 years in this league. Obviously, the guy knows how to coach and win. It’s definitely something we need.”