Chiefs to elevate Brad Childress to offensive coordinator, according to report

Aug. 23, 2014; Kansas City, MO; Chiefs spread game analyst/special projects coach Brad Childress (left) greets Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (right) before a preseason game at Arrowhead Stadium. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Aug. 23, 2014; Kansas City, MO; Chiefs spread game analyst/special projects coach Brad Childress (left) greets Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (right) before a preseason game at Arrowhead Stadium. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A day after coach Andy Reid said the new offensive coordinator was already in the house, the Chiefs are apparently staying the course.

Spread game analyst/special projects coach Brad Childress is being elevated to offensive coordinator, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported Monday.

The Chiefs have yet to confirm or officially announce the move.

Barring word from the Chiefs, Childress will take the position vacated by Doug Pederson, who was named the Philadelphia Eagles head coach Monday.

Childress’ work in his previous role surrounded assisting the Chiefs coaching staff and players in preparation for opponents. He joined the Chiefs coaching staff in 2013 when Andy Reid took over as the head coach.

The 59-year-old Childress previously served as a quarterbacks coach under Reid with the Eagles for three seasons (1999-2001), and then as an offensive coordinator for four seasons (2002-05).

Childress served as the head coach for the Minnesota Vikings (2006-10) and offensive coordinator with the Cleveland Browns in 2012 before arriving in Kansas City.

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Herbie Teope is the lead Chiefs beat writer for ChiefsDigest.com and The Topeka Capital-Journal. Use the contact page to reach him or find him on Twitter: @HerbieTeope.

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