Kansas City Chiefs: Potential Coaching And Front Office Departures

Kansas City Chiefs Team President Mark Donovan. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
Kansas City Chiefs Team President Mark Donovan. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports /
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Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports /

As Black Monday settles in, there are a number of Kansas City Chiefs coaches and front office personnel that may be looking at new jobs.

While the Kansas City Chiefs are getting ready for the playoffs, many teams around the NFL are looking towards their futures.  Today is “Black Monday” which means that a number of coaches and general managers around the league are about to get fired. With the Chiefs on the opposite end of the spectrum, it can be expected that other teams will look at people in KC organization for these new job openings.

Of course, there are a few positions that have already opened up. Those are largely head coaching positions, such as in Jacksonville, Buffalo, and Los Angeles. Each of these jobs provides their own individual levels of appeal. Of course, at the end of the day, all of these teams are in the position they are in because things haven’t been going well.

That’s part of why Black Monday is so important. It’s actually pretty difficult to tell what is going to happen today. You never know which owners are fed up, who is about to retire, and what moves just happen for reasons unknown. What we do know, from experience, is that there will be no shortage of top NFL jobs available after today.

As for which members of the Chiefs organization may be in consideration for these openings, the list isn’t extensive, but there are a few big names. To many NFL insiders, the top name on that list is Kansas City personnel man Chris Ballard. Ballard has been a popular name for a GM spot over the past few years. Also in consideration will be Special Teams coach Dave Toub, Offensive Coordinator Brad Childress, and linebackers coach Gary Gibbs.