It appears former Chiefs assistant Brad Childress’ retirement was short-lived, as he has agreed to join the Chicago Bears as an offensive consultant, a source confirmed to The Star.
Childress, 61, is an Aurora, Ill., native who had been a part of coach Andy Reid’s staff in Kansas City since 2013. He had served in multiple roles, including co-offensive coordinator (with Nagy) and assistant head coach a year ago.
When Nagy was hired by the Bears last month, he thanked Reid and Childress. Nagy spoke of Childress in glowing terms.
“My partner in crime,” Nagy said then of Childress. “Every day, just telling stories and being there for me, being there with me. He has a special place in my heart, and I just thank him from the bottom of my heart.”
The Chiefs announced Childress’ retirement along with several other internal coaching promotions last month. Reid did not promote someone to fill Childress’ role.
ESPN’s Adam Caplan reported the news of Childress’ comeback first.