KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Bob Sutton has been fired as defensive coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs.

“Bob is a good football coach and a great person. He played an integral role in the success of our team over the last six seasons. I’ve said before that change can be a good thing, for both parties, and I believe that is the case here for the Chiefs and Bob. This was not an easy decision, but one I feel is in the best interest of the Kansas City Chiefs moving forward," head coach Andy Reid said in a written statement.

Sutton had been the team’s defensive coordinator since the 2013 season. He was the longest-tenured active defensive coordinator at the time of his firing. 

Kansas City finished the 2018 season ranked 31st in the NFL for total yards allowed.

The team has not announced plans to replace Sutton at this time. 

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