It was first rumored way, way back on January 9 that Brad Childress, the Browns offensive coordinator last year and longtime assistant on Andy Reid's staff, was visiting the Chiefs. In the weeks that followed, a number of folks predicted that Childress would eventually land with the Chiefs. He was with the Browns last year but it was unclear if they had released him from his contract to join the Chiefs.
By the time March rolled around, most of us had given up on the idea of Childress joining the Chiefs. But today, out of the blue, there's this from Adam Teicher:
At long last, #Chiefs hire Brad Childress as offensive assistant. Will help in various areas. Nice get for Reid. A veteran offensive voice— Adam Teicher (@adamteicher) March 28, 2013
Chiefs are calling the role(s) for Childress as: Spread Game Analyst/Special Projects. Interesting title, role(s).— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) March 28, 2013
Childress was with Reid from 1999-2002 as the quarterbacks coach and from 2003-2005 as the offensive coordinator before landing the Vikings head coaching job. He spent nearly five seasons in Minnesota before his exit, which then led him to Cleveland, where he was the Browns offensive coordinator last season.