Kansas City Chiefs 2013 Season: Not Your Average Rebuild
There was a notable buzz among Kansas City Chiefs fans in 2013. After the failed tenures of Herm Edwards, Todd Haley, and Romeo Crennel, the Chiefs were bringing in a proven winner. Andy Reid was brought in by Chiefs CEO Clark Hunt, despite being en route to an interview with the Cardinals. A short while later, the Chiefs had themselves a new coach.
From there, things moved pretty quickly. The Chiefs fired GM Scott Pioli and hired long-time friend of Andy Reid, and former Packers front office man, John Dorsey. The Chiefs then went on to trade for quarterback Alex Smith. That established the basis of the franchise’s new direction. It has been a successful group thus far.
With the change in leadership and the signing of some quality veterans, Andy Reid took over a roster that was full of defensive talent. He wasted no time in putting that talent to good use as the Chiefs won their first nine games under Reid. The Chiefs finished the year with an 11-5 record and a Wild Card spot in the playoffs. Though the team lost a frustrating game to the Colts in the postseason, there was plenty of reason for hope.