Andy Reid could move into the NFL’s Top 5 in coaching wins

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Andy Reid isn’t usually named among the great coaches in NFL history, but perhaps he will be by the time he serves out his newly extended contract.

The Chiefs and Reid have just agreed on a new five-year contract, and if the 59-year-old Reid coaches five more years at the 11-wins-a-year pace he’s been on in Kansas City, he’d move into fifth place all-time in career wins.

Reid is currently tied with Jeff Fisher for 11th on the career wins list, with 173. He needs 13 wins to tie Chuck Knox and move into 10th place. If he won 55 more games, averaging 11 a year for five years, he’d have 228 career wins, which would put him fifth all-time behind Don Shula, George Halas, Tom Landry and Bill Belichick.

That would put Reid into Hall of Fame consideration, even without a Super Bowl win. Although fans often think of the best coaches as the ones who have Super Bowl rings, the Hall of Fame selection committee doesn’t necessarily see it that way. Several coaches have made it to the Hall of Fame without winning a Super Bowl, including George Allen, Bud Grant and Marv Levy. With five more good years, Reid would have as good a resume as those three Hall of Fame coaches.

Reid, of course, is much more focused on winning a Super Bowl. If he does that in his remaining time in Kansas City, that would likely punch his ticket to Canton.

30 responses to “Andy Reid could move into the NFL’s Top 5 in coaching wins

  1. Does anyone else see the Chiefs going on a 9-year run averaging 11 wins a season? He’s done a great job so far but that’s a Patriot-like standard.

  2. Nice guy, good, not great coach. KC- do not let this man take control of personnel. It will get ugly in a hurry.

  3. SparkyGump says:
    Jun 23, 2017 6:29 PM
    Hall of Fame?! When’s the last time he won even a playoff game?


    January 2016

  4. He’s one of the better coaches currently, the Eagles screwed up, but he ain’t winning 11 games a year for the next five years.

  5. Chiefs fan here. Reid is a damned good coach. LOVE Big Red! But realistically if he will have even a small chance of winning an average of 11 games per season for the next 5 years will probably depend on how the Chiefs recover from the CHAOS of the Dorsey firing. Can he do it? HELL YES! He’s GREAT at getting the very best out of every player from the top to the bottom of the roster. But this article has too many variables to be considered anything but pie in the sky.

    sceagles fan….Reid doesn’t want that job. He LEARNED those last few years with your Eagles. What he DOES want is input which is as it should be. When we first hired him he was going to have essentially the same authority he had in Philly. But he quickly convinced Hunt to hire Dorsey who he felt he could work together with to have “input” but NOT “control” of personnel. Reid is not making the same mistakes he did in his later years in Philly.

    The next 2 years are turning points for the Chiefs. They are either going to move from being “playoff contenders” to “Super Bowl Contenders” or they will become average at best. The difference will be who we bring in as GM.

  6. Andy is a quality coach. We (Eagles fans) enjoyed a long stretch of winning with him at the helm. I think that when his career is over, he will be a HOF candidate. At 59, I can see him coaching for 8-10 more years.

  7. Don’t think so! Andy is a GOOD coach, not a HOF coach. I would put Marty Schottenheimer in the HOF before Andy.

  8. So QBs are heavily judged for rings, but head coaches are not. Umm, ok.. got it.. makes sense.

  9. Someone needs to have the authority to take away the phones and send him to the locker room for the last 4 minutes of each half. He’d already have at least one Super Bowl.

  10. fbwangus8736 says:
    Jun 23, 2017 8:07 PM
    “Don’t think so! Andy is a GOOD coach, not a HOF coach. I would put Marty Schottenheimer in the HOF before Andy.”
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    I agree with this

  11. No, Andy Reid won’t be at the HOF level with five more good coaching years. Marv Levy and Bud Grant had four separate SB trips, a far more impressive achievement than anything Reid has done. George Allen was an innovator, and his feat of leading the Redskins to the SB was better than Reid getting Philadelphia back to their second SB.

  12. 2:00 left, down by 6, you get to choose one quarterback from the entire history of NFL to run your team to attempt a game winning 75 yd drive.

    Who do I choose?

    I defer, say Ill take the lead and any modern NFL defense, only requirement is that I’m giving the ball to any team that Andy Reid is coaching #ClockManagement

  13. Andy Reid is Marty Schottenheimer v2.0 in Kansas City. And I think that his coaching stretch there will end in the same way that Schottenheimer’s K.C. stint did. There was only one Hank Stram and in just a few years that franchise will pass the 50 year mark since they last sniffed a Super Bowl appearance.

  14. The Phantom Stranger says:
    Jun 23, 2017 6:31 PM
    Does anyone else see the Chiefs going on a 9-year run averaging 11 wins a season? He’s done a great job so far but that’s a Patriot-like standard.

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    It’s possible, he could of done it in Philly but it’s no surprise that he started to do bad around the same time the drama with his sons kicked up. In fact, after he went 8-8 his son died from overdose at the team facility a month or so before the season started, and then he had his worst season. Coaching is long and hard enough, but having the type of real life drama to distract from it, yeah.

    In KC he’s in a better environment and all has been well, well-ish.

  15. He’s averaged that many wins a season in his time in KC without an actual QB.

    I think it’s certainly possible now.

  16. Most coaches in this era that we refer to as great coaches, had HOF QBs. Some of those great coaches were actually below .500 without their HOF QB. Andy has never had the best QB. When Noll had Bradshaw, Walsh had Montana, Seifert had Montana and Young, Johnson had Aikman, Shanahan had Elway, and Belichick had Brady, we worshipped them, and rightfully so. But none of them had even close to that kind of success without those QBs. I put Andy Reid in their class. It’s just hard to win super bowls when you go into the playoffs without a great QB. Joe Gibbs won three super bowls without a HOF QB, so I have to mention him. He sticks out way above all others, just as far as pure coaching goes.

  17. The Eagles didn’t screw up by moving on from Reid.

    His record from 2005 to 2012, after that 2004 super bowl was:

    6-10, 10-6, 8-8, 9-6-1, 10-6, 10-6, 8-8, 4-12. Pretty spotty and trending downwards. Players had tuned him out by 2012. It was a stagnant scene at the Novacare complex. It was time to move on and both sides knew it. Chip Kelly took basically the same group and went 10-6 and into the playoffs with them, which is all you need to know about how badly that group of players was in need of a fresh voice.

    If Reid he didn’t go to KC and revitalize his career by inheriting yet another great defense, we’re probably not even reading this article, let alone having this conversation.

  18. I love Andy but George Allen’s career was mainly before the Super Bowl Era, Bud Grant won a lot of games with the Vikings but also won 4 Grey Cups, Marv Levy went to 4 straight Super Bowls a feat that has never been done.

    Andy went to 1 Super Bowl over a decade ago and lost it.

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