There were reports that Reid wanted to bring former Browns and Eagles executive Tom Heckert with him to Kansas City, which likely hastened Pioli's departure.
Reid had a 130-93-1 record in Philadelphia, including a 10-9 playoff record and a Super Bowl appearance after the 2004 season. The Chiefs, meanwhile, are coming off a two-win season and have finished above .500 just once in six years. They've had three coaches and three quarterbacks in that time, and it's reasonable to think Reid will bring in quarterback No. 4 for the 2013 season.
The team is expected to make an official announcement later Friday.
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