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.
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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