Chiefs To Pursue Extension For Andy Reid

The Chiefs will try to extend head coach Andy Reid‘s contract this offseason, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Reid, who is under contract through the 2017 season, has certainly earned an extension, having compiled a 43-21 record as Kansas City’s head coach.

Dec 25, 2016; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid walks on the sidelines during the first half against the Denver Broncos at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Reid, of course, served as the Eagles’ head coach for 14 seasons prior to joining the Chiefs in 2013, and though he was not able to bring the elusive Lombardi Trophy to Philadelphia, he did put together 120 regular season wins to go along with 10 more playoff victories, six division titles, and five trips to the NFC Championship Game. Of those five NFC Championship Game appearances, though, the Eagles won only one, which contributed to Reid’s dismissal at the end of the 2012 campaign.

Kansas City has made the playoffs in three of Reid’s four seasons at the helm and captured their first AFC West title under his watch this year. They also earned a first-round bye this season and will take on either the Steelers or Texans in the divisional round of the playoffs next week.

Reid, 58, was already among the game’s highest-paid coaches, with a $7.5MM annual salary. If he receives a raise of any significance to go along with his extension, he could become the highest-paid coach in the league.

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  1. This is like finding out you have cancer and rushing out to smoke another cigarette. Reid is like the Bobby Cox of football. He can coach a super bowl caliber team to the conference championship, a conference champion to a wild car berth, and a wild card team to 7-9 record. Like Cox did in baeball, Reid predictably makes in-game management decisions that torpedo his team’s chances in the playoffs. Most overrated football coach since Marty Schotenheimmer

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