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Chiefs 'beat' Cardinals to Reid, says John Clayton

Looks like the timing of his interviews played a huge part in Andy Reid becoming the Chiefs next head coach.

Brian Bahr

The Kansas City Chiefs haven't been known for winning much lately but ESPN NFL insider John Clayton told Arizona Sports 620's Doug and Wolf Thursday that they definitely "beat" the Cardinals when it comes to Andy Reid.

Clayton was also quick to counter those who claim that Reid was simply using the Cardinals as a leverage ploy, sharing that he believes Big Red legitimately planned to come to Arizona for his interview. At least, that was before the Chiefs did everything in their power to ensure he'd be their next head coach.

Clayton went on to add that he believes Reid will be given more freedom in Kansas City and should have more control over personnel decisions then he would have with the Cardinals. So in the end, it just appears that the Chiefs were playing with more ammunition than Arizona was willing to offer. And it certainly didn't help that he stopped in Kansas City first.

To listen to the intriguing interview in it's entirety, head on over to Arizona Sports.