On Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN told us that Andy Reid was 95-percent certain to become the next coach of the Cardinals. On Thursday, Chris Mortensen of ESPN told us that Andy Reid is now more likely to coach the Chiefs.
Now, Schefter and Mortensen has dusted off their Scheftersen persona and jointly report that Reid is close to becoming the next head coach of the Chiefs.They report that “the major issues have been discussed and agreed upon.” One source close to Reid (possibly his agent) said, “This is going to happen fast.”
Sure it will. Unless there’s an unexpected development. Like, say, the Chargers deciding to get in on the action. Reuben Frank of CSNPhilly.com had reported on Thursday morning that Reid will interview with the Chargers. And it would be foolish for the Chargers to not at least do their due diligence; if the Chiefs hire Reid and the Chargers didn’t at least kick tires less than a week after Reid was telling people he wants to coach in San Diego, the Chargers will look foolish for not exploring the possibility of hiring him.
Then there’s the fact that the Chargers have hired Ron Wolf to serve as a consultant for their coaching and G.M. search. Wolf hired Mike Holmgren in Green Bay, who hired Reid.
This time around, ESPN wisely hasn’t attached a percentage to the possibility of a deal getting done.
If they had, we would have been tempted to bet the under.