[ESPN.com] Todd Haley will take the job as the new coach of the Kansas City Chiefs, ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen reported Friday morning. An official announcement was expected from the team later in the day.
Haley, the offensive coordinator for the NFC champion Arizona Cardinals, had been seen as a favorite for the job for weeks. FOXSports.com and the Kansas City Star reported Thursday evening that the Chiefs, seeking a replacement for the fired Herm Edwards, had offered Haley the job.
Haley was scheduled to arrive in Honolulu for the Pro Bowl Thursday as a guest of Cardinals wideout Larry Fitzgerald, but canceled at the last moment because of the Kansas City job, according to FOXSports.com.
Haley takes over a team that went 2-14 last season under Herm Edwards and hasn’t won a playoff game since the 1993 season. Edwards lost all but two of his last 25 games.