Andy Reid won his 100th victory as Kansas City Chiefs head coach on Sunday. He is the first person in NFL history to achieve the 100-win mark for two teams. It’s a remarkable achievement for the Eagles legend. It’s fitting that he reached this milestone in the very city where his head coaching career began.
Reid achieved 100 wins with Chiefs a little faster than he did in Eagles. Reid played 151 games at Philadelphia and 145 games in Kansas City. Reid is now in the Chiefs’ 10th season after 14 years with the Eagles.
Many people assumed that his coaching career would end in Philadelphia. But Reid has made the Chiefs a superpower and has the best quarterback. Is Reid now a Chief first?
It might seem impossible to Eagles fans, but Patrick Mahomes stated after Sunday’s win that Reid will be remembered for what he is doing now and not what he did in Philly.
“He kinda became Andy Reid in Philadelphia. He wants to be able go to Kansas City to build what he’s done here, and to get that 100th win. He has many dreams for this season, but he will definitely take in this moment, at least for a second.
“I think when you look back on him, you’ll know him as a Kansas City Chief. The way he’s able to kind of build up this organization from Day 1 and win, and build up to where we won the Super Bowl, then got back to the Super Bowl, and now where we’re at now, he’s building something. He’s going to continue to build. We have a lot of young guys on this team who he gets the best out of every single day. No offense to Philly but I’m glad they let him go, and he’s here coaching us in Kansas City.”
Andy was allowed to go after 2012, when it became clear that his time as head coaching coach had ended and both sides needed a fresh start. Five seasons later, the Eagles won the Super Bowl. They beat Reid by two seasons so there were no hard feelings.
However, it’s probably a bummer for Eagles fan to think that Big Red isn’t our guy.
Is Mahomes correct, though? Will Reid be remembered for being a Chief first?
Although the Super Bowl is a significant checkmark in Kansas City’s column, you could probably make a case for either side if time pauses.
Reid still has 37 regular season wins with Eagles, three playoff wins with Eagles and two more conference championship appearances with Eagles. Reid also holds one division title.
It doesn’t appear that Reid is going slow down anytime soon. And Mahomes is going be a monster at least another ten years. I don’t think Reid will suddenly step down in the next year. But, I believe he will always be remembered as a chief. His KC teams have been just as good as his Philly teams.
However, that doesn’t mean his achievements with the Eagles should be diminished. Andy deserves all the credit. He gained valuable lessons from Philly and became a better coach. That’s what makes it great.
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