A source close to the Kansas City Chiefs just confirmed that the club hired New England's Scott Pioli as its general manager.
Pioli, who spent nine seasons with the Patriots, was hired today, the source said. Pioli is not expected to keep Herman Edwards as his head coach, though one league source indicated that no decision has been made there and that Edwards might survive. Edwards lost 23 of his last 25 starts, but was forced to play most of last season -- a 2-14 finish -- with a third-string quarterback and rookies or inexperienced starters everywhere.
Pioli succeeds Carl Peterson, the team president who stepped down last month and who hired Edwards three years ago. Pioli is the second high-profile name to exit the Patriots this week, with offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels on Monday taking over as the new Denver head coach.
Pioli in at Kansas City as general manager
Posted on: January 13, 2009 5:49 pm
Edited on: January 13, 2009 6:03 pm