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Former Minnesota Vikings coach Brad Childress promoted in KC, with a hitch

Brad Childress is expected to be promoted to offensive coordinator in Kansas City, but how much control will he have?  

Former Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress is expected to be back as Andy Reid’s offensive coordinator in Kansas City, according to multiple reports, but there is a hitch or two.

Childress could be splitting the offensive coordinator duties with quarterbacks coach Matt Nagy, according to ESPN, and how the job will be divvied up isn’t known yet.

Another catch is that Childress didn’t often call plays for Reid when the two were together as coordinator and head coach, respectively, in Philadelphia. Since Reid was hired in Kansas City in 2013, both Childress and Nagy have been part of his staff, with Nagy coaching quarterbacks and Childress analyzing the spread passing game and handling special projects.

Childress was the head coach of the Vikings from 2006 to 2010, where he accumulated a 39-35 record in the regular season and was 1-2 in the postseason. Prior to that, he spent seven years with Reid in Philadelphia as the Eagles’ quarterbacks coach (1999-2002) and offensive coordinator (2003-2005). Childress also spent one season (2012) as offensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns.

The Eagles were 18th in total offense in 2003, ninth in 2004 and 19th in 2005 – Childress’ three seasons as offensive coordinator in Philadelphia.

The Chiefs ranked 27th in total offense in 2015 with Doug Pederson as the offensive coordinator. Pederson was hired as head coach of the Eagles after the Chiefs lost in the divisional round of the playoffs.


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