KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Chiefs coach Andy Reid’s affinity for Aloha shirts won’t require a change of clothing when he dons a headset on the sideline on Jan. 31.
Reid and his staff were selected to coach against the Green Bay Packers’ coaching staff led by Mike McCarthy in the 2016 Pro Bowl in Honolulu, the NFL announced Wednesday.
The announcement marks the fifth time Reid will be a head coach in the Pro Bowl, with the other four times (2002-04, 2009) coming while with the Philadelphia Eagles under the old AFC vs. NFC format.
The Chiefs had five players voted to participate in the NFL’s all-star contest: Outside linebackers Justin Houston and Tamba Hali, safety Eric Berry, tight end Travis Kelce and rookie cornerback Marcus Peters.
But it remains to be seen how many of his players Reid will coach given the current draft-style format for the Pro Bowl.
Teams and coaching staffs are set for selection by Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receivers Jerry Rice and Michael Irvin.
The draft will be televised on Jan. 27 on ESPN.