Herm Edwards, who was the Kansas City Chiefs' head coach during the worst performance in the team's history was fired on Friday. The Chiefs finished the year with a record of 15 wins and 33 losses over the regular season. He had one year remaining on his four-year, $12 million contract.
The announcement ended speculation about Edwards' fate. The team's president and general manager, Carl Peterson, resigned on December 15. His replacement, Scott Pioli, took over on January 13, but did not make any announcement about his intentions at that time. He said only that he was going to speak with Edwards.
Edwards and Peterson undertook a plan to rebuild the team starting in 2008. A combination of youth and injuries led to a 2-14 record. Over two years, the team won only 6 games and racked up 26 losses.