The Kansas City Chiefs will be making a decision some time over the next few weeks on whether or not they'll pick up the first of two one-year options to have training camp back in St. Joseph, Missouri, next year.
"I'm going to do whatever our owner wants to do," Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Wednesday after practice. "I'm being politically correct, but I can tell you though that the people here have been phenomenal. They've done a nice job for us and we appreciate that."
The Chiefs have had camp at Missouri Western State University for the past eight years.
"I personally think we've had a great experience here in St. Joe, not only this year, but for the last seven or eight years," Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt said this week. "I know [Reid] feels very positive about having training camp here, (general manager) Brett [Veach] feels very positive about having training camp here.
"I think it's a good experience for our fans who are able to drive up from Kansas City. It is something that we'll sit down and talk about as an organization, but personally, I hope we'll be able to come back."
When speaking with the media this week, Hunt was asked about the recent trend of bringing camp back to a team's facility, which is happening quite a bit around the league.
"I know the trend," Hunt explained. "But philosophically, I personally like going away. Maybe it's because I grew up going up to William Jewell and watching the Chiefs train there. I think when you have that quality of a facility, that's an hour away from Kansas City, so it's away but it's easy to get back when the players and coaches have a day off—I think you just have the best of all worlds."