Sunday 21st July 2024

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The Kansas City Chiefs announced they have signed their defensive coordinator, Steve Spagnuolo, to a contract extension. The organization did not release any details on length or compensation.

Spagnuolo took the Chiefs to the second-best scoring defense in the regular season in 2023, allowing an average of 17.3 points per game. During the postseason, they held four of the six highest-scoring teams in the league during the regular season to an average of less than 16 points per game. Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said on Tuesday: “Very grateful for the job that Spags did with the defensive side. I thought that they were a great example to everybody of taking young guys, teaching them and watching them grow.”

Spagnuolo, 64, has been with the Chiefs for five seasons, the longest he has been at a coaching position since he was with Connecticut in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Spags spent his career moving to the New York Giants in the late 2000s, resulting in their Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots. He was an assistant for Reid for eight seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles before heading out on his own coaching journey that included three years as the head coach of the St. Louis Rams from 2009 to 2011. He then spent time with the New Orleans Saints, Baltimore Ravens, and returned to the Giants before the Chiefs hired him in 2019.

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