KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Andy Reid is wasting about as much time putting together his first coaching staff in Kansas City as he did in finding his new job.
The Chiefs coach said Friday that former Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson will be his offensive coordinator and longtime Jets assistant Bob Sutton the defensive coordinator. Reid also named most of the staff he hopes will turn around a 2-14 franchise.
The moves come one week after Reid was hired by the Chiefs to replace the fired Romeo Crennel, and less than two weeks after he was dismissed following 14 seasons with the Eagles.
Reid announced that Matt Nagy will coach the Chiefs' quarterbacks after two seasons as the Eagles' offensive quality control coach. Eric Bieniemy will work with running backs, Tom Melvin the tight ends, and David Culley will be an assistant head coach and work with wide receivers.
Reid has not announced an offensive line coach. Tommy Brasher will work with the defensive line, but Reid has not announced coaches for linebackers, defensive backs or special teams.
"I'm pleased we were able to get all of these coaches on board," Reid said. "I have relationships with each of them, and I know their past experiences, work ethics and coaching styles."
Pederson spent 12 seasons playing quarterback in the NFL, most of them with Green Bay. But he started the first part of the 1999 season for Philadelphia, which was Reid's first season there.
Pederson retired in 2004 and began his coaching career, spending two years as Reid's quality control coach and the past two seasons working with their quarterbacks.
"Doug has been around the game a long time, and he has great vision," Reid said. "As a former player in this league, he sees the game from a different perspective. ... He has a knack for developing talent."
Pederson will inherit an offense that was among the NFL's worst last season with quarterbacks Matt Cassel and Brady Quinn. Pederson and Reid both said they'll examine the QB options already on the roster, but they'll also consider free agency, the trade market and using their No. 1 pick in the draft on upgrading the position.
"It's something I've studied the last few days, ever since Coach Reid and I talked about coming in," Pederson said on a media conference call.
Sutton will take over a defense that fared only slightly better than the Chiefs' offense.
A longtime college coach, Sutton spent nine seasons as the coach of Army before spending the past 13 seasons with the Jets. He was their linebackers coach from 2000-05, defensive coordinator for three years and senior defensive assistant and linebackers coach for two years. He spent the past season as Rex Ryan's assistant head coach.
Bieniemy has spent the past two seasons as offensive coordinator at his alma mater, Colorado. Melvin, Culley and Brasher all spent time with Reid in Philadelphia.
Reid also announced that Barry Rubin would serve as the Chiefs' head strength coach and Travis Crittenden would be his assistant. Britt Reid, a son of Reid's, and Corey Matthaei will be in charge of quality control, and Mike Frazier will be their statistical analysis coordinator.