Brad Childress says he’s “really retired” this time

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Brad Childress has been circling retirement for some time and the former Vikings head coach says that he’s finally reached the point where he’s ready to walk away from football for good.

Childress first said he was retiring in 2018 when he gave up his job as an assistant to Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, but that was a brief absence from the game as he became an advisor to Bears head coach Matt Nagy a short time later. He took a job as a head coach in the Alliance of American Football, but left before the league’s ill-fated inaugural season to return to Chicago.

Childress said in January that he wouldn’t return to the Bears, but didn’t close the door on a similar advisory role for Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski, who broke into the NFL when Childress was the Vikings coach. Childress now says that door is closed.

“People say, ‘Is he really retired? Is he really, really retired?'” Childress said, via Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press. “Yeah. Last year was my last year. I just felt like it was time to move on. It’s about time. I put my toe in the water in retirement and pretty soon you’ve got to jump in. It’s more about spending time with my family and grandkids and that type of thing.”

Childress was 39-35 as the Vikings head coach and has coached in the NFL in one form or another since 1999.

24 responses to “Brad Childress says he’s “really retired” this time

  1. Surprised the Eagles haven’t hired him to be an advisor to the advisor of the passing game uncoordinator.

  2. Damn, we need live sports back bad.
    This can’t be considered newsworthy in any other time.

  3. He’s retiring from football to spend more time pursuing his real passion: being the BTK strangler.

  4. He was always best in the background working under a head coach with creativity and people skills (ie, Andy Reid). Or I guess with a 40 yr old HOF QB that wouldn’t listen to him. . . . .

  5. Surprised the Eagles haven’t hired him to be an advisor to the advisor of the passing game uncoordinator.

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    That’s CLASSIC….ya got’be a longtime Eagles fan to truly appreciate that comment.

  6. I’ll always remember him as the the coach who has Brett Favre as his starting QB, Adrian Peterson as his starting RB, and Randy Moss as his starting WR, and couldn’t get to the playoffs with them.

  7. Remember when he traded a 3rd round pick for Randy Moss, only to waive him a few weeks later and without the consent of the owner? Good times.

  8. I’ll bet if Favre flew to his house and brought him back as an assistant at Minnesota, the Vikings could be great again. Favre owes the Vikings that much.

  9. What? You mean no more team flights with him wearing a dress and a wig, taking drink orders.
    Mr. Noodle, at his finest.
    Oh how I miss those embarrassing, yet priceless Viking moments.

  10. To all you dissing Chilly, you’ve got it all wrong! The man is a genius football coach. Just check out some of the books he wrote: ● “My Kick-A$$ Offense — How I Turned 4 Red Zone Drives Into 3 Points Against the Vaunted Detroit Lion Defense”; ● “The Key to Successful Press Conferences — Deliver Monotone Half-Baked Banalities and Inanities to Keep ‘Em Befuddled”; ● “Brad Childress, QB Guru — How I Moved Up in the Draft to Select an Obscure QB I Could Have Got Several Rounds Later and then Molded Him into a Dubious 3rd Stringer”. They’re written in crayon.

  11. Wafflestomp says:
    April 14, 2020 at 12:43 pm
    What? You mean no more team flights with him wearing a dress and a wig, taking drink orders.
    Mr. Noodle, at his finest.
    Oh how I miss those embarrassing, yet priceless Viking moments.
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    Glad to see you are getting over not being able to go to prom parties and participate in the Chmura fantasy camp with unsuspecting teens.

  12. One of the least liked head coaches in Vikings franchise history. Klink was pretty darn arrogant for his accomplishments.

  13. He helped build a helluva team in ’09 with one of the greatest QB’s ever and still couldn’t count to 12. Enjoy your retirement childo.

  14. Fraz that 12 man thing isn’t on Klink. It was on Bienemy, he didn’t have his headset on and Klink made a changed.

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