Andy Reid wasn't unemployed for long.
[Updated, 6:20 p.m.: Reid signed a contract this evening with owner Clark Hunt. The team announced it on Twitter: "Andy Reid and Clark Hunt make it official. Reid becomes the Head Coach of the Chiefs."]
Reid spent 14 seasons with the Eagles, racking up a 130-93-1 record and taking them to the playoffs nine times, the NFC championship game five times and Super Bowl once. But the team failed to make the postseason in consecutive seasons for the first time during Reid's tenure after winning just four games this year.
He will take over a Chiefs team that went 2-14 under former Coach Romeo Crennel, who also was fired Monday after his first full season in charge. But while there's plenty of immediate needs to be addressed, particularly at quarterback, Reid will have the first overall draft pick at his disposal. He also inherits five Pro Bowl players in safety Eric Berry, running back Jamaal Charles, punter Dustin Colquitt and linebackers Tamba Hali and Derrick Johnson.
Reid also is expected to play a large role in choosing the successor to former General Manager Scott Pioli, whose departure was announced by the Chiefs on Friday morning.