The Kansas City Chiefs have brought one of their former coaches back into the fold. The AFC West champions hired Rod Wilson back in March, according to the Chiefs Wire’s Charles Goldman.

Wilson’s NFL journey began as a player. He was a seventh-round draft pick of the Chicago Bears in 2005 and would end his six-year NFL stint having played 51 games with the Bears and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, gathering 47 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, and 1 forced fumble, per Pro Football Reference. He also played in four playoff games, including 2 NFC Championship appearances in 2006 and 2010 with Chicago.

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Once he hung up his cleats, Wilson started his coaching career at Charleston Southern, where he spent four seasons from 2013 to 2016 coaching safeties, inside linebacker, and assisted with special teams, according to the Chiefs website. In 2017, Wilson joined Kansas City’s coaching staff as a special teams assistant under coordinator Dave Toub, who was Wilson’s special teams coordinator during Wilson’s time in Chicago as a player.

Wilson remained in his role with the Chiefs until 2020, which is when he left the program to coach linebackers at South Carolina, his alma mater. During the 2021 season, he coached inside linebackers at Coastal Carolina.

Chiefs 2022 Coaching Staff Changes

Kansas City’s coaching staff has had several changes this offseason. The Chiefs lost quarterbacks coach Mike Kafka, who joined the New York Giants’ coaching staff as an offensive coordinator. He was then replaced by former Kansas City offensive coordinator and Bears head coach Matt Nagy, who re-joined the Chiefs’ staff as a senior assistant/quarterbacks coach in late February.

Defensive line coach Brendan Daley switched to coaching linebackers along with his duties as the run game coordinator after Matt House left to become the defensive coordinator for LSU. To replace Daley, Kansas City hired the Jacksonville Jaguars 2021 defensive coordinator, Joe Cullen, as the defensive line coach.

Cornerbacks/secondary coach Sam Madison joined Miami Dolphins coaching staff as a cornerbacks coach/pass game specialist in February. Madison played for the Dolphins from 1997 to 2005, earning four Pro Bowl nods in that timeframe, per Pro Football Reference. 

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