UPDATE: ESPN is reporting Childress and Matt Nagy will split OC duties
The Kansas City Chiefs will reportedly name Brad Childress as their new offensive coordinator, per Ian Rapoport.
The #KCChiefs are installing Brad Childress as offense coordinator with the departure of Doug Pederson. He was a consultant— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 18, 2016
Childress has been a "spread game analyst" and in charge of special projects for Chiefs head coach Andy Reid since 2013, when he first joined the Chiefs. In that time, Childress defined his role as doing "a little bit of everything" that included scouting opponents during the week to working with wide receivers on game days.
Childress was one of a handful of qualified candidates already in-house with the Chiefs to take over for Doug Pederson, who departed for a head coaching role with the Philadelphia Eagles. Childress was, in fact, rumored to be Pederson's right hand, but rumors say Frank Reich will instead play that role. In addition, Reid publicly stated after the season that Pederson was unlikely to raid his staff for his own assistants.
Childress has a solid list of credentials for his new role and should easily slip into the role, since he's already familiar with the current roster. He was last offensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns in 2012, and served as head coach of the Minnesota Vikings from 2006 to 2010.
Childress first joined Andy Reid's staff with the Eagles in 1999 as a quarterbacks coach and was elevated to offensive coordinator for the Eagles from 2002-05.