espnThe Kansas City Chiefs are on the verge of a deal to make Andy Reid their next head coach, according to league sources. There still are minor details to work out but after nine hours of meetings Wednesday, one source involved in the talks said “the major issues have been discussed and agreed upon.” One source close to Reid said this morning, “This is going to happen fast.” The two sides spent the day Wednesday meeting at a private airport in the Philadelphia area. Reid had been scheduled to fly to Arizona to speak to Cardinals officials about their head coaching opening, but talks progressed with the Chiefs to the point where no hangups are expected. The Chiefs’ contingent of officials included owner Clark Hunt, general manager Scott Pioli, executive Ryan Petkoff and president Mark Donovan, who used to work in Philadelphia with Reid. By the end of the day, the expectation amongst the parties in attendance was that a deal would be wrapped up. One assistant coach aligned with Reid even texted Thursday morning that he is going to Kansas City, not Arizona.

Mistake by the Chiefs? Probably. Hiring Andy Reid is like hiring several years of mediocrity before watching your team plunge off the edge of a cliff. Obviously no worse than Romeo Crennel, and surely Chiefs fans are looking for a coach with some stability, but Andy comes with more baggage than an Aaliyah plane (too soon?) As a mature Philly fan I’ll keep it positive and wish Big Red all the best, but somewhere deep inside my heart weeps for KC.

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