There’s no minimizing the impact that Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid on the NFL. He started his professional coaching career with the Green Bay Packers, working first as a tight ends/assistant offensive line coach in 1992. He would eventually get promoted to quarterbacks coach, working very closely with Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre.
Not many would’ve guessed that that Reid would’ve developed into one of the best coaches in the NLF history, but that’s what his resume supports in his 24-year head coaching career.
The Los Angeles, California native has a chance to put himself in the upper echelon of sideline leaders if his Chiefs can win the Super Bowl against the Philadelphia Eagles.
13 coaches in NFL history have won more than one Super Bowl. That may seem like a high number, but some of the league’s most historic names have been the ones to achieve it.
Bill Belichick, Chuck Noll, Joe Gibbs, Bill Walsh, Tom Coughlin, Don Shula, Tom Landry, Bill Parcells, Vince Lombardi, Tom Flores, Jimmy Johnson, George Seifert and Mike Shanahan have all accomplished the feat. Each is remembered fondly in association with a particular team or specific era of NFL history.
Many fans of the game wouldn’t necessarily jump to put Reid in the same category as some of those lauded figures, but it would be hard to leave him out of the “greatest coaches ever” conversation if he won a second Super Bowl. Reid is fifth all time in head coaching victories—only Landry, Belichick, George Halas and Shula have been victorious more. He’s also lost fewer games than the four coaches above him on that list.
Reid’s Super Bowl History
Andy Reid is about to appear in his fourth Super Bowl as a head coach. He has gone 1-2 in previous title games.
His one Super Bowl ring came in the 2019 season, as the Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers in exciting, comeback fashion. Kansas City found themselves down 20-10 after three quarters, but put up 21 unanswered points for a 31-20 win.
Kansas City would make it back to the big game the following season, but would fall to Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It was a difficult game for the Chiefs, as they played the Super Bowl in Tampa Bay’s home stadium, making the contest a road game for them. They were also dealing with a plethora of injuries to their offensive line, and were not able to keep Tampa Bay’s pass rush away from quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
Reid made his Super Bowl debut all the way in 2004, when he was the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. The franchise had a fantastic campaign, going 13-3 in the regular season en route to making the Super Bowl. Unfortunately, Reid would come up short against Tom Brady in that tilt as well, as the Eagles weren’t able to match the New England Patriots’ proficiency that day.