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Chiefs Announce Big Steve Spagnuolo News After Super Bowl

The four-time Super Bowl winning defensive coordinator will be in Kansas City for the foreseeable future.

Jan 7, 2024; Inglewood, California, USA; Kansas City Chiefs defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo
Jan 7, 2024; Inglewood, California, USA; Kansas City Chiefs defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo / Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports
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After putting on a defensive masterclass in Super Bowl 58 against the San Francisco 49ers, the two-time Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs rewarded defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo for his efforts.

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported on Wednesday that Spagnuolo has signed a contract extension with the Chiefs. Rapoport adds that the four-time Super Bowl-winning defensive coordinator was a free agent heading into this offseason.

It’s a well-deserved honor for the veteran defensive coordinator, who did an excellent job calling plays in the Super Bowl and throughout the entire postseason for Kansas City. In Sunday night’s Super Bowl win, Spagnuolo’s defense held the 49ers to 3-of-12 on third-down conversions and 3.5 yards per carry.

However, the Chiefs’ defense didn’t just get good in the postseason; they were just as strong in the regular season. Kansas City was ranked fourth in passing yards per game allowed (176.5) and second in scoring defense (17.3 ppg allowed). The only team with a better scoring defense in the NFL was the Baltimore Ravens (16.5 ppg allowed).

With Spagnuolo back for the foreseeable future and Andy Reid still leading the charge as head coach, it’s scary to think how much better the Chiefs will get over the next few seasons as they have young talent sprinkled across their defense.

Meanwhile, Spags is on the trajectory of getting into the Hall of Fame and possibly being named one of the best defensive coordinators in NFL history.

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