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Chiefs-Jets Have A Ton Of Connections

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You thought the Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots had a lot of connections? Or even the Chicago Bears with the Chiefs center, running back and (backup) quarterback playing there?

The connections to the New York Jets dwarf all of those.

I didn't even realize how many connections there are between these two teams. A huge chunk of the Chiefs coaching staff previously coached in New York in the late '90s and a number of players on those teams are now coaches on the Chiefs staff.

Remember Dave Szott? He's part of this.

All your Chiefs-Jets connections, courtesy of the Chiefs game release:
  • Kansas City GM Scott Pioli was the director of pro personel fo rthe NYJ (97-99).
  • Chiefs head coach Todd Haley entered the NFL as a scouting assistant with the Jets (95-98) and was later an offensive assistant/quality control coach (97-98) and WRs coach (99-00) for the franchise.
  • Kansas City assistanat head coach Maurice Carthon was the RBs coach (97-99) and assistant head coach (00) with the Jets.
  • KC offensive coordinator Bill Muir was the OL coach for the Jets (95-01).
  • KC defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel was the DL coach for the Jets (97-99).
  • Chiefs WRs coach Richie Anderson played fullback for the Jets (93-02) and was later the assistant WRs/TEs coach (96).
  • Kansas City TEs coach Bernie Parmalee played RB for the Jets (99-00).
  • Chiefs DL coach Anthony Pleasant played DE for the Jets (98-99).
  • KC defensive quality control coach Otis Smith played CB for the Jets (97-99).
  • Chiefs RB Thomas Jones (07-09), S Jon McGraw (02-04) and C Casey Wiegmann (96-97) all played for the Jets.
  • KC head athletic trainer David Price worked with the NYJ (96-05).
  • Chiefs assistant athletic trainers Jimmy Ntelekos (01, 03-05) and David Glover (04) worked with the Jets.
  • Jets LS Tanner Purdum spent time with the Chiefs and played collegiately at Baker University in Baldwin City, Kan.
  • Jets LB/TE Josh Baker played collegiately at NW Missouri State (07-10).
  • Jets offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer is the son of former KC head coach Marty Schottenheimer and prepped at Blue Valley HS.
  • Jets senior personnel executive Terry Bradway worked in the Kansas City personnel department (92-00).
  • Jets director of player development Dave Szott played for KC (90-00).
  • Chiefs LB Jovan Belcher is a native of West Babylon, NY.
  • KC LB Tamba Hali prepped at Teaneck (NJ) HS.
  • Chiefs DL Amon Gordon lived in Queens. N.Y.