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The Chiefs Have Reportedly Made A Defensive Coordinator Hire

A view of the Kansas Chiefs stadium from above.

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 29: A general view during the game between the New York Giants and the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on September 29, 2013 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

The Kansas City Chiefs took the NFL world by storm this season as Patrick Mahomes led a vaunted offense to the AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots. While the game ended in an overtime loss for the Chiefs, Kansas City fans have to be pleased with what their future has in store.

Although the majority of the team and coaching staff will remain intact heading into the 2019 season, the Chiefs made one significant change. Defensive coordinator Bob Sutton was fired after leading a suspect Chiefs defense in 2018.

It didn't take long for Kansas City to find a replacement. Former New York Giants defensive coordinator and St. Louis Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo is the new defensive coordinator for Andy Reid and company.

Spagnuolo was the technician behind the Giants defense the took down Tom Brady and the high-flying Patriots offense in the 2008 Super Bowl. After another successful campaign in 2008, Spagnuolo parlayed that success into a head coaching stint with the Rams.

Most recently, he served as the defensive coordinator for the Giants from 2015-2017. New York's defense finished last in the NFL in 2015, his first season with the team.

Despite his recent lack of success as a defensive coordinator, the Chiefs obviously think they have their man.