Seventh on the NFL’s all-time wins list, Andy Reid said after the Chiefs’ Super Bowl LIV triumph he did not have near-future retirement plans. The eighth-year Chiefs coach provided more clarity on a timeline Tuesday.
Patrick Mahomes‘ 10-year extension has him under contract through 2031. The 62-year-old Reid said coaching well into this extension is on the table. Reid said “if it takes me into my 70s, let’s roll,” via the Kansas City Star’s Herbie Teope (Twitter link), when asked about the extension’s effect on his career. Mahomes soon added that Reid told him he plans on being the Chiefs’ HC throughout the extension (Twitter link via The Athletic’s Nate Taylor).
This will be Reid’s 22nd season as a head coach. He spent 14 seasons (1999-2012) as the Eagles’ sideline leader. Since coming to Kansas City, Reid has guided the Chiefs to six playoff appearances in seven seasons and is responsible for five of the franchise’s eight playoff wins since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger. In his first season in Kansas City, Reid turned the Chiefs from a 2-14 team to an 11-5 playoff-bound squad.
Reid is under contract through the 2021 season, but after Mahomes’ record-setting pact, another Reid re-up should be on tap. With seven wins this season, Reid (207 career victories) can move past Paul Brown for sixth on the all-time wins list. Reid is currently the NFL’s fifth-oldest active HC — behind Pete Carroll, Bill Belichick, Bruce Arians and Mike Zimmer.