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Published on NewsOK Modified: January 2, 2013 at 3:58 pm •  Published: January 2, 2013

It's likely that the decision won't be made until Hunt hires a coach.

"I don't have a timeline laid out per se on that," Hunt said. "Obviously the beginning of February there are a lot of important events related to the upcoming draft, the combine and so forth, and we want to be solidified in that regard before that."

The Chiefs have the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft for the first time in franchise history.

Hunt refused to discuss potential candidates to replace Crennel, but did offer a lengthy list of qualities he's seeking in an ideal head coach.

"I'd say a proven leader," Hunt said. "Somebody who has demonstrated the ability to build a successful program, or been part of building a successful program. Somebody of high integrity, somebody who is a successful teacher and communicator. Somebody who has a high football IQ, but at the same time likes to roll up their sleeves and work hard."

Reid would appear to have most of those qualities.

The Eagles were 3-13 the year before he arrived, but two seasons later, they went 11-5 and finished second in the NFC East. It was the first of five straight years in which the Eagles won at least 11 games, and included a trip to the Super Bowl after the 2004 season.

Reid was 130-93-1 in Philadelphia, the most wins in franchise history. He helped the Eagles win 10 playoff games — the Chiefs haven't won one since 1993 — and six division titles.

Reid is considered a bright offensive mind with success developing quarterbacks, an area of particular need in Kansas City. His best years coincided with Donovan McNabb's best years, and the 54-year-old coach also worked with Brett Favre early in his career in Green Bay.

"I'm not going to go into discussing who we're talking to," Hunt said Monday, before adding: "We do have a list of candidates who are priority for us."


AP Sports Writers John Wawrow and George Henry contributed to this story.


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