Thursday, Adam Schefter speculated that the reason Bill Belichick wasn’t hired by the Atlanta Falcons was because he’s holding out to be Reid’s successor in Kansas City. The Falcons hired Rams defensive coordinator Raheem Morris as their head coach Thursday
If the Chiefs were to win the Super Bowl this year, could that, would that make (Reid) more likely to walk?” Schefter said. “And if he did walk, at that point in time and you’re the Kansas City Chiefs, and Bill Belichick were still sitting out there, would that not be an interesting possibility, if that’s what Andy Reid decided to do? To go take a run at arguably the greatest coach of all time and to replace one legend with another?”
Schefter emphasized that it’s purely speculation and that he doesn’t have any sources telling him Reid is ready to walk away.
“Again, we’re having fun,” he said. “We’re throwing things out there.”
Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio believes “the Chiefs are at least thinking, ‘What will we do if he does (retire)?’” but he said he could see the players demanding the organization to go with former offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy as Reid’s successor.