Contract expired, Britt Reid is no longer an employee of the Chiefs (for now)

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Britt Reid’s administrative leave didn’t last long.

A day after the Chiefs announced that Reid had been placed on leave following a Thursday night car crash that caused multiple significant injuries, a report has surfaced that Reid no longer is employed by the Chiefs.

As reported by Adam Schefter of ESPN.com and confirmed by PFT, Reid’s contract has expired. He’s currently not employed by the team.

Whether Reid will be, or would have been, re-signed is a different issue. The Chiefs may wait to re-sign Reid until after the ongoing legal investigation ends and/or the NFL concludes its review under the Personal Conduct Policy. If the Chiefs hire a new outside linebackers coach, that would suggest the team is moving on.

Implicit in this development, of course, is that (assuming offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy’s contract had the same terms), he’s also currently not an employee of the team. The Chiefs, however, intend to keep Bieniemy. Reid’s status seems far more tenuous, even though his father is the team’s head coach and has been since 2013.

28 responses to “Contract expired, Britt Reid is no longer an employee of the Chiefs (for now)

  1. My guess is Andy will retire now. He has to support his kid but if he speaks in his defense, he will be scorned by the public. After this Bucs beat down, best for him to retire. If he coaches again next season and loses again to the Bucs, his legacy will be tainted forever.

  2. This guy is DONE with the Chiefs. If Andy Reid brings him back he will lose all credibility in the locker room. Without a doubt this was a major distraction right before the Super Bowl. Chiefs are like a family & this seriously screwed up their mentality before the game. Again, this guy is DONE as an NFL coach.

  3. I could totally see Reid resigning from this and Bienemy taking over as HC. Not that he should, but I could see it happening.

  4. As a parent, where does Andy go from here? Get Britt some help. Hopefully he
    (Britt) can turn things around and use this to help others in the future.

  5. No easy answers here. Garrett Reid’s death ultimately cost Andy Reid his job in Philly. I can’t see how Britt can be brought back to the Chiefs. Andy can be a good dad to his kid in ways other than employing him. I feel for the father. It’s like a black cloud is hanging over his head.

  6. How can the Chiefs possibly re-sign him after this? He is a repeat offender and a danger to the public. He’s not just going to stop drinking…he needs help. Minimally,he should be wearing an ankle bracelet,and never allowed to drive again.

  7. No longer employed by an NFL team?
    I suppose because of the (justified) public outrage, the league will feel it must fine & suspend him anyway. And that’s after it conducts it’s exhaustingly long “investigation”.

  8. Andy is a football guy and a very well respected one. Not only by ownership and the league but players love him. He lives then and football.

    This guy has done so much for his kids and owes them nothing. That kid has hopefully reached rock bottom. But, it’s time for dad to wash his hands until the kid wants help.

  9. The Chiefs obviously have some information that hasn’t yet gone public, so they’re putting some distance between Britt Reid and the team. They would do that for any employee. Britt Reid is a grown man. He’s not Andy’s little boy anymore. Andy has done all he could to help his son. My family moved a lot, and I’ve met probably thousands of families, and I still haven’t met the perfect parents. We all love our kids, and we do the best we can. I’ll let God be the judge of who’s perfect and who isn’t. I don’t think Andy Reid is a quitter, so when the going gets tough, the tough don’t quit. If quitting would turn the clock back and keep that child from getting hurt, then Andy would have quit already. All Andy Reid has done his entire career is help young people that a lot of others would have turned their backs on. Andy is one of the truly good men in the game.

  10. “Our hearts go out to her and her family…”
    Sorry Andy, that just doesn’t quite cut it. Your wallet also needs to go out to her family. It’s because of your son’s recklessness that this little girl is barely holding on for dear life in an ICU. Assuming she is lucky enough to pull through this, her current medical bills and future rehabilitation costs will be astronomical. Andy, you’re a super rich multi-millionaire,do the right thing and open your checkbook for this girl’s family.

  11. @mookie – Andy Reid retire ? Crazy

    He’s got one of the best young QB’s in the game, he’ll be winning 10+ games for the next decade and as a Raider fan that hurts. The Chiefs will be back for sure

  12. this is still the united states, everyone needs to quit convicting him of a crime until the toxicology test come back, he may very well be guilty, however he is still entitled to due process. my prayers are with the family of the little girl who is gravely injured, and if he is guilty he will go away for a long time and deservedly so.

  13. “If he coaches again next season and loses again to the Bucs, his legacy will be tainted forever.”
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    What an oddly specific set of events to base retirement on. That presupposes the Chiefs again making the Super Bowl, the Bucs again making it, AND that there’d be a repeat champion for the first time nearly 20 years. Plus, presupposes that people would forget he’d won a Super Bowl and only remember him losing some.

  14. It’s clearly a case of nepotism that Britt Reid was employed by the Chiefs in the first place. To retain him now, just because his father is the head coach, sends the wrong message.

  15. mackcarrington says:
    February 10, 2021 at 10:06 pm
    No longer employed by an NFL team?
    I suppose because of the (justified) public outrage, the league will feel it must fine & suspend him anyway. And that’s after it conducts it’s exhaustingly long “investigation”.

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    The Chiefs should get rid of him not just because of the public outrage, but also because it’s the right thing to do.

  16. onlyconservativeopinionsallowedhere says:
    February 10, 2021 at 11:38 pm

    why isn’t he in jail yet?
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    The results of his blood tests haven’t come in. Can’t charge him without this.

  17. steves11 says:
    February 11, 2021 at 12:01 pm
    It’s clearly a case of nepotism that Britt Reid was employed by the Chiefs in the first place. To retain him now, just because his father is the head coach, sends the wrong message.
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    The following coaches had sons or family members working as assistant coaches or part of the organization:
    Adam Gase: father in law was defensive assistant
    Pete Carrol: son assistant coach
    Bill Belichick: defensive coach
    Gregg Williams before cover 0: son was assistant coach
    Jerry Jones: Jones family

    I could go on but my point is that there is a lot of “nepotism” in the league not just with the chiefs.

  18. There may be others but the only exception to the “nepotism” problem that I’m aware of is probably Kyle Shanahan, who was an assistant coach for his father, Mike Shanahan when Mike coached the Washington Football team.

  19. joeinsk20 says:
    February 11, 2021 at 3:03 am
    “Our hearts go out to her and her family…”
    Sorry Andy, that just doesn’t quite cut it. Your wallet also needs to go out to her family. It’s because of your son’s recklessness that this little girl is barely holding on for dear life in an ICU.
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    Maybe I’m naive, but exactly what responsibility does Andy Reid have here for the singular actions of his 35 year old son?

  20. There’s another angle to this that is most likely part of this investigation aside from Britt Reid and that would be the team and what is the culture inside the team’s facility.

    I’m sure they know by now where the alcohol was consumed and if it was the Chiefs’ facility and the blood tests come back with him being over the limit and by how much, then they’ll be looking at who else was he drinking with and why was he allowed to leave the facility with his keys assuming he was impaired at that point. I doubt he sat down and drank by himself if he was drinking at the facility. And then the questions could be if this is a common occurrence there and who else knows about it and allows it?

    To the casual fan they may not care about that part but right now I’m sure the ownership cares a lot as an employee of theirs left their facility if that may be the case and caused an accident where a little girl is fighting for her life and if she pulls through could still be facing life long problems.

  21. If this was one of us normal folks we’d still be in jail. End of story, not “on Leave” form our jobs.

  22. joeinsk20 says:
    February 11, 2021 at 3:03 am

    “Our hearts go out to her and her family…”
    Sorry Andy, that just doesn’t quite cut it. Your wallet also needs to go out to her family. It’s because of your son’s recklessness that this little girl is barely holding on for dear life in an ICU. Assuming she is lucky enough to pull through this, her current medical bills and future rehabilitation costs will be astronomical. Andy, you’re a super rich multi-millionaire,do the right thing and open your checkbook for this girl’s family.

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    There are these things call insurance policies. Injured persons generally proceed against insurance. The Chiefs could be liable under various legal theories. There are various coverages in place and the parties will make their arguments. Andy Reid is not liable for the torts of his adult son by the sole reason of being his parent. What business is it of yours where the victims’ compensation comes from?

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