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Chiefs Promote Brad Childress to OC

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As reported by NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport, the Kansas City Chiefs are promoting their “spread game analyst” Brad Childress up to offensive coordinator:

Childress had been spread game analyst with the Chiefs since 2013, the same season that head coach Andy Reid was hired. Before joining the Chiefs, Childress was the offensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns in 2012, and had been the head coach for the Minnesota Vikings from 2006-2010, compiling a 39-35 overall record.

Reid and Childress have an extensive history working together: Childress worked as Reid’s quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator from 1999-2005, starting with Reid’s first season as the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. The two first coached together way back in 1986, when they both worked coaching the offense at Northern Arizona University.

Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith has gone 30-16 in the regular season in his three seasons in Kansas City, under the direction of Reid, Childress, and new Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson. In Smith’s previous seven seasons, with the San Francisco 49ers, he had gone 38-36-1.

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