A “favorite” candidate has emerged in the Chiefs’ hunt for a new defensive coordinator.
According to ESPN, former Giants coach Steve Spagnuolo is the top man to replace Bob Sutton, who was fired Tuesday.
Former Giants’ DC and HC Steve Spagnuolo has emerged as the favorite to replace Bob Sutton as the Chiefs’ defensive coordinator, per sources.
Spagnuolo and Andy Reid worked together in Philadelphia, share the same agent and have a mutual respect for each other’s work.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 23, 2019
Spagnuolo and Chiefs coach Andy Reid worked together when they were part of the Eagles’ staff from 1999-2006.
Spagnuolo didn’t coach last season, but spent 2017 as the Giants’ interim head coach. He was also their defensive coordinator from 2015-17. Before that, he was the head coach of the Rams from 2009-11, going 10-38 in that time.
He then worked with the Ravens and the Saints before joining the Giants’ staff.
Another name that has made the rounds to become the Chiefs’ defensive coordinator is current ESPN analyst and former Jets and Bills coach Rex Ryan.