While the coaching carousel has spun wildly around the league, it has barely moved in Kansas City.
But that could change at any time. Multiple NFL executives believe Herman Edwards will not return as the Chiefs’ coach next season. They believe it’s only a matter of time before the change is made.
Once the Chiefs hire a general manager, the belief is that he will bring in his own head coach, which probably wouldn’t bother Edwards one bit, being that he has one year left on his contract and would be free to seek employment elsewhere.
Chiefs GM candidates are believed to include Patriots executive Scott Pioli, Colts vice president of football operations Chris Polian, Buccaneers director of pro personnel Mark Dominik and Chargers director of player personnel Jimmy Raye. One of those men, or whoever is hired as the Chiefs’ GM, is expected to make the final call on Edwards.
But it no longer seems a question of if Edwards will go. It seems a question of when.