When Chiefs assistant offensive line coach Eugene Chung left with offensive coordinator Doug Pederson to join Pederson’s new staff in Philadelphia, Andy Reid had a hire to make.
On Saturday, Reid said he plans to replace Chung by give assistant quarterbacks coach Corey Matthaei — who was promoted last season after two years as a quality control coach — some added responsibility.
“Corey played offensive line, he was a center in college, and he’s worked with the quarterbacks and he’s going to do a little bit with (offensive line coach) Andy Heck,” Reid said. “Andy can handle it by himself, but it will also be a good learning experience for Corey to work in there, and Andy’s got full confidence (in him).”
Reid said Matthaei will still be the assistant quarterbacks coach, but he’ll roaming a bit more.
Reid said the Chiefs are close to replacing coaching assistant Dino Vasso, who left with Pederson for Philadelphia, and adding another member of the staff, but the moves aren’t quite final yet.