Reports: Chiefs have hired both coordinators

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It appears new Chiefs coach Andy Reid has settled on his coordinators, with Bob Sutton as defensive coordinator and the as-expected Doug Pederson as offensive coordinator.

Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reported the Sutton half of the news, and Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star is reporting both names.

Sutton has spent the last 13 years with the Jets, the last 10 as linebackers coach.

Getting that hire right will be key for Reid, as he struggled with finding the right guy in Philadelphia after the death of Jim Johnson.

Sean McDermott had a hard time escaping Johnson’s shadow (such that anyone was going to), and neither the Juan Castillo era nor the Todd Bowles weeks offered any indication Reid had found a permanent fix, leading him to look outside his immediate circle.