Reid arrives in Kansas City

Hunt and Reid arrive at Arrowhead (Screengrab of KCTV-5 stream)
Hunt and Reid arrive at Arrowhead (Screengrab of KCTV-5 stream)

The winds of change swirled around One Arrowhead Drive on Friday. 

First came the morning news of Scott Pioli’s departure as general manager, followed in the afternoon with the arrival of Andy Reid, whom the Chiefs began courting on Wednesday to fill the vacant head coach position.

Reid’s presence with Chiefs chairman and CEO Clark Hunt at the Arrowhead facilities likely signals a reported five-year deal is in place. However, the Chiefs have yet to announce his hiring.

[Related: Timeline of Chiefs, Reid developments]

The former Eagles head coach would replace Romeo Crennel, who was fired earlier in the week after guiding the Chiefs to a 2-14 finish.

Reid was also fired earlier in the week after the Eagles finished 4-12.

Still, Reid proved to be one of the league’s most consistent coaches in the last 14 years. He led the Eagles to nine playoff appearances, including six division titles, five NFC Championship games and one Super Bowl.

So in the meantime, all that remains is for the Chiefs to make it official, which should happen soon based on numerous reports.