Andy Reid is making a change in the offense, but not in the quarterback.
The Kansas City Chiefs coach handed the play-calling to offensive coordinator Matt Nagy for Sunday's game against the New York Jets, reported NFL Network informant Ian Rapoport. Reid will continue to oversee the process, but Nagy will make play-call calls.
Chris Mortensen of ESPN reported the change for the first time.
The hope is that the play reactivates an offense trapped in the mud.
After averaging 32.8 points per game in the first five laps, the Chiefs are scoring almost 15 fewer points per game (18.0) in their last six meetings, falling to 6-5 in the year. K.C. he has scored 10 points or less in consecutive games for the first time since 2012 (with Matt Cbadel and Brady Quinn in QB).
The barrage of big plays to start the season has evaporated as defenses deploy more coverage schemes 2 to force Alex Smith to control. With the racing game unable to take advantage of favorable fronts, the Chiefs' offense has weakened.
Will it be a change in the game convenors the difference? Coaches can only do a lot from the bench. It is in the players to execute or more alterations to the offensive could come along the way.
Nagy has been a popular name among potential coaching candidates (his connection to Colts general manager Chris Ballard is obvious). If the offensive coordinator starts a stale Chiefs offense, he will become a hotter candidate to save the K.C.