Despite all of the uproar in Kansas City, there’s a chance the Chiefs could keep general manager Scott Pioli after this season, according to Don Banks of SI.com.
The general consensus among the league sources I interviewed was that the high level of fan unrest in Kansas City would probably lead Chiefs owner Clark Hunt to make the personally difficult decision to replace general manager Scott Pioli, and not just head coach Romeo Crennel. Hunt and Pioli remain close, so there’s a chance Pioli returns, especially if there’s a head coach hire that Pioli can sell to Hunt as the potential difference maker. Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz is a name long linked to Pioli dating from their days together in Cleveland, and he always surfaces as a possible Pioli hire.
The last thing Chiefs’ fans want to hear is that Pioli may be sticking around. At this point all we can do is wait and see what happens.