Weis off the market

Forget about Charlie Weis returning to the Patriots.

The ex-Notre Dame coach and Patriots offensive coordinator has accepted the job of offensive coordinator with the Chiefs, according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.

This one makes a lot of sense for Weis. He worked with Kansas City head coach Todd Haley with the Jets in the late 1990s, and gets a GM, in Scott Pioli, who knows exactly what he wants in his offensive personnel. And the quarterback there, Matt Cassel, spent his first four years in New England, running the system that Weis will install with the Chiefs.

So there’s all that. Plus, this … 

If Weis had come back to New England, assuming he’d have an offer at some point, it would probably be harder for him to enhance his reputation, if he’d like to become a head coach again down the road, since he was already here before. In Kansas City, he’ll get a chance to work with a grassroots rebuilding project, and if he can build another offense into a high-level operation, and win with the Chiefs, he’d have a chance to rebuild his stock and, perhaps, get a shot at another top job in a few years.

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