KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The NFL offseason is always a time for change. There have been a number of Kansas City Chiefs coaches who have changed roles and left the team.
Here are all the coaches parting ways with the Chiefs this offseason:
Sam Madison, cornerbacks coach
The former Miami Dolphins cornerback is heading to his old stomping grounds to become the cornerbacks passing game coach/specialist. It came after the Dolphins hired new head coach Mike McDaniel.
Sam Madison has spent the past three seasons with the Chiefs, driving corners helping propel the secondary to a Super Bowl 54 win in his freshman season.
As the Dolphin from 1997 to 2005, Madison was considered one of the best corners in the league with four Pro Bowls. He won a Super Bowl with the New York Giants in 2007.
With the Chiefs having a group of young corners, the next coach will be essential to the success of the defense.
Mike Kafka, quarterbacks coach
Mike Kafka heads to the Giants as the new offensive coordinator. After being with the Chiefs since 2017 helping train Patrick Mahomes, he now has the opportunity to train another young quarterback in Daniel Jones.
Kafka started with the Chiefs as an offensive quality control coach, then moved into quarterbacks coaching a year later.
Kafka joins new Giants head coach and former Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll in what could create offensive firepower in the Big Apple.
The Chiefs are currently looking for Mahomes’ new chief in the QB room.
Matt House, linebackers coach
Matt House is also leaving for a coordinator gig. He is the new defensive coordinator for the LSU Tigers.
House was one of defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo’s assistants he hired in 2019. House played roles in the rising game of young linebackers Nick Bolton and Willie Gay Jr.
Last year’s defensive line coach Brendan Daly has moved to linebackers coach and former Jacksonville Jaguars defensive coordinator Joe Cullen will serve as defensive line coach.
With Daly, the Chiefs keep an in-house coach for young linebackers while a defensive line more loaded with veterans gets a longtime defensive line coach in Cullen.
Ryal Poles, Executive Director of Player Personnel
Ryan Poles is not a coach, but his absence is important to note.
The new Chicago Bears general manager had been with the Chiefs since 2009, rising from personal player assistant to director of college scouting in 2017.
While Brett Veach is the general manager and will be credited primarily for finding players, the Poles also play a pivotal role in that process. With the Chiefs having to make decisions on several key free agents, replacing those they don’t keep is still a big part of the offseason.
Chefs are notorious for internal promotions, so this position would be ideal for that.
The Chiefs offensive coordinator has yet to officially leave the team, but there are several reports that he and head coach Andy Reid are meeting to discuss his future with the team.
Bieniemy’s contract is set to expire and he has been sidelined from NFL head coaching positions for the past few seasons. Reports say he is weighing his options, which include college-level opportunities.
In addition to free agents, the Chiefs have several coaching positions to fill and an entire offseason to do so.
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