Chiefs HC Andy Reid announced Thursday that they have promoted Brad Childress and Matt Nagy to co-offensive coordinators.
“We went through our process of finding an offensive coordinator and determined having coach Childress and coach Nagy serve as co-coordinators would benefit our football team the most,” Reid said. “They both have a great feel for our system. Brad lends a tremendous amount of experience and knowledge to our offense. Matt has done a nice job tutoring the quarterbacks the last three years and will continue to work with the QBs, but will also take the next step in his professional growth and coordinate the offense with Brad. His feel for the game and well thought out ideas each week have impressed me. As we move forward, I’m excited to see how we work to take the Chiefs offense to an even higher level.”
Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Chiefs are hiring Brad Childress as their replacement for offensive coordinator Doug Pederson, who has taken the head-coaching job with the Eagles.
Childress, 59, has worked with Andy Reid for some time now, so it’s not a complete surprise to see Reid go with someone he’s familiar with to run his offense.
Childress was with the Eagles for six years before taking the head-coaching job with the Vikings in 2006. He lasted five years in Minnesota before he was fired.
The Chiefs later hired him as their spread game analyst.