By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Kansas City Chiefs have re-signed head coach Andy Reid. It is not clear how long the contract extension will be for in terms of length.
Reid has been the Chiefs head coach since the 2013 season. Since that time, he has gone 85-36 in Kansas City.
The most logical guess is that this extension will be his final one in the league.
“Over the last eight seasons here in Kansas City we’ve had the opportunity to witness one of the greatest head coaches of all time lead our franchise to its first Super Bowl title in 50 years,” Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt said. “He’s a hall of fame head coach, but more importantly, an outstanding person who has really changed our team culture. I’d like to congratulate Andy and his family on this well-deserved extension. It is our hope that he can finish his legendary career right here in Kansas City.”
In February, Reid got a huge gorilla off of his back. He guided the Chiefs to the Super Bowl win over the San Francisco 49ers at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.
Prior to the 2019 season, Reid was criticized for never being able to win the “big game” as a head coach. He previously guided the Philadelphia Eagles to Super Bowl XXXIX before losing to the New England Patriots.
In addition, the criticism also comes from numerous losses in the NFC Conference Championship game, as well, when he was the Eagles head coach. As the Chiefs head coach, he has guided the team to six playoff appearances.
Kansas City has gone to two straight AFC Conference Championship games in addition to the Super Bowl win. Reid has the second most wins by an active head coach.
Only New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has more with 303 wins, including their win over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday Night Football. The veteran coach has a 215-129-1 record as a head coach.
He has the fifth-most wins by any head coach in NFL history. We’re not sure when he is going to retire.
But when he does, we are sure that he’ll join other elite coaches in Canton, Ohio in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.