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Coaching Carousel 2016: Kansas City Chiefs

A detailed look at the impact of Doug Pederson's departure and the promotion of Brad Childress and Matt Nagy to co-offensive coordinator. 

Deja Vu All Over Again

Doug Pederson leaves Kansas City to coach the Philadelphia Eagles, where he used to be the quarterback under Andy Reid until Donovan McNabb was deemed ready. His quarterbacks coach in Philadelphia was Brad Childress, who was Reid's right hand man for years until he took the Minnesota Vikings head coaching job. As a result of Pederson "returning home" to Philadelphia, Brad Childress is promoted to the offensive coordinator role in Kansas City...under Andy Reid. What's old is new. What once was is now again.

BRAD CHILDRESS Coaching Tenure

YearAgeLevelEmployerRole
1978 22 College University of Illinois Running Backs
1979 23 College University of Illinois Running Backs
1980 24 College University of Illinois Running Backs
1981 25 College University of Illinois Wide Receivers
1982 26 College University of Illinois Wide Receivers
1983 27 College University of Illinois Wide Receivers
1984 28 College University of Illinois Wide Receivers
1985 29 NFL Indianapolis Colts Quarterbacks
1986 30 College Northern Arizona University Offensive Coordinator
1987 31 College Northern Arizona University Offensive Coordinator
1988 32 College Northern Arizona University Offensive Coordinator
1989 33 College Northern Arizona University Offensive Coordinator
1990 34 College University of Utah Wide Receivers
1991 35 College University of Wisconsin Quarterbacks
1992 36 College University of Wisconsin Quarterbacks
1993 37 College University of Wisconsin Quarterbacks
1994 38 College University of Wisconsin Offensive Coordinator
1995 39 College University of Wisconsin Offensive Coordinator
1996 40 College University of Wisconsin Offensive Coordinator
1997 41 College University of Wisconsin Offensive Coordinator
1998 42 College University of Wisconsin Offensive Coordinator
1999 43 NFL Philadelphia Eagles Quarterbacks
2000 44 NFL Philadelphia Eagles Quarterbacks
2001 45 NFL Philadelphia Eagles Quarterbacks
2002 46 NFL Philadelphia Eagles Offensive Coordinator
2003 47 NFL Philadelphia Eagles Offensive Coordinator
2004 48 NFL Philadelphia Eagles Offensive Coordinator
2005 49 NFL Philadelphia Eagles Offensive Coordinator
2006 50 NFL Minnesota Vikings Head Coach
2007 51 NFL Minnesota Vikings Head Coach
2008 52 NFL Minnesota Vikings Head Coach
2009 53 NFL Minnesota Vikings Head Coach
2010 54 NFL Minnesota Vikings Head Coach
2012 56 NFL Cleveland Browns Offensive Coordinator
2013 57 NFL Kansas City Chiefs Spread Game Analyst
2014 58 NFL Kansas City Chiefs Spread Game Analyst
2015 59 NFL Kansas City Chiefs Spread Game Analyst

With A New Twist Added to Spice Things Up

Brad Childress is the familiar, comfortable name but he's CO-offensive coordinator along with 38-year old Matt Nagy. Nagy is far less of a known commodity:

MATT NAGY Coaching Tenure

YearAgeLevelEmployerRole
2008 30 NFL Philadelphia Eagles Intern
2009 31 NFL Philadelphia Eagles Intern
2010 32 NFL Philadelphia Eagles Coaches Assistant
2011 33 NFL Philadelphia Eagles Offensive Quality Control
2012 34 NFL Philadelphia Eagles Offensive Quality Control
2013 35 NFL Kansas City Chiefs Quarterbacks
2014 36 NFL Kansas City Chiefs Quarterbacks
2015 37 NFL Kansas City Chiefs Quarterbacks

As Far As Coaching Changes Go, This Is As Benign As They Come

Some coaching changes require a deep dive, particularly if it's an entirely new staff implementing new systems on both sides of the ball. The Chiefs changes are on the polar opposite end of the spectrum. Andy Reid will continue to call the preponderance of the plays (as he did with Pederson), with Childress up in the booth while Nagy handles the on-field QB communications (in other words, Nagy will relay the plays from Reid to Alex Smith). Expect little if any change to the fantasy outlooks for the Chiefs players; this is really a change in name only.