As the Kansas City Chiefs continue to engage in one of the most secretive job searches in NFL history, some basic information has emerged regarding the process.
According to Nick Athan of Warpaint Illustrated, Chiefs owner Clark Hunt recently told a Kansas City radio station that the team has complied with the Rooney Rule, and that Hunt is “pleased” with the candidates who have been interviewed to date.
If, then, the Rooney Rule has been satisfied, the Chiefs are free to interview and hire Cardinals offensive coordinator Todd Haley without interviewing now or in the future any futher minority candidates.
But it’s impossible to know whether Haley is the leading candidate without knowing who the other candidates might be.
And, apparently, we won’t know any of their names, since the Chiefs presumably told them that, if any of their names emerge during the process, the team will assume that the candidate whose name emerges is responsible for the leak — and that the candidate will be disqualified from consideration.
If they've really already complied with the Rooney Rule, then I've gotta tip my hat to Pioli. In this day and age, to keep this kind of thing this private and secretive, is truly amazing.
PLEASE GOD... DON'T LET IT BE FERENTZ.