Initially this offseason former Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid was a favorite to fill the Arizona Cardinals coaching vacancy, but now he’s said to be getting close to a deal with the Kansas City Chiefs, reports Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.
NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that the former Philadelphia Eagles coach's people have started the process of canceling potential interviews with the San Diego Chargers and Arizona Cardinals, according to a source briefed on Reid's plans. One person whom Reid has spoken with believes a deal is getting close with the Chiefs, who are making a hard push to keep the coach from talking to other teams.
The Chiefs fired coach Romeo Crennel following a disappointing season which saw them finish with the worst record in the NFL. However, Kansas City decided to retain general manager Scott Pioli.
Following his sit down with the Chiefs on Wednesday, Reid was to meet with the Cardinals and Chargers about their coaching vacancies. However, the Chiefs are reportedly attempting to close a deal for Reid before he gets a chance to visit with others.