Andy Reid can be seventh coach to take two franchises to Super Bowl

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Chiefs coach Andy Reid is one win away from joining some impressive company in NFL coaching history.

If Reid’s Chiefs win the AFC Championship Game, he’ll coach in the Super Bowl with his second team, having previously taken the Eagles to the Super Bowl. Reid would become the seventh coach to take two franchises to the Super Bowl.

The previous coaches to take two franchises to the Super Bowl are Don Shula (Colts and Dolphins), Bill Parcells (Giants and Patriots), Dan Reeves (Broncos and Falcons), Dick Vermeil (Eagles and Rams), Mike Holmgren (Packers and Seahawks) and John Fox (Panthers and Broncos).

So far no coach has ever won a Super Bowl with two different franchises. The only active NFL head coach with a chance to do that on his current team is Jon Gruden, who won the Super Bowl with the Buccaneers and is now with the Raiders, where he currently appears to be far from winning a second Super Bowl.

19 responses to “Andy Reid can be seventh coach to take two franchises to Super Bowl

  1. I read the headline and immediately tried to figure out the other six. Took around 5 minutes before I finally got them. Reeves and Holmgren were the last two to pop in my head. I love those random trivia questions that can pop up in the headlines from time to time.

  2. If Reid can find a way to win his elusive super bowl he will be one of two men ever to win the Halas, Hunt and Lombardi trophies.

  3. “The only active NFL head coach with a chance to do that on his current team is Jon Gruden, who won the Super Bowl with the Buccaneers and is now with the Raiders, where he currently appears to be far from winning a second Super Bowl.”
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    Aside from your petty sniping at Gruden, the 2016 Philadelphia Eagles looked “far from winning the SB” yet turned around pretty quickly. Last-to-first happens ALL the time: 2018 Texans, 2018 Bears, 2017 Jaguars, 2017 Rams, etc.

  4. as an Eagles fan, i can tell you Big Red is a good guy. I hope he can get over the hump and win the superbowl. now that the eagles are out, i’ll be rooting for him. He has been a very classy guy and coach throughout his career.

  5. I think Big Red will do it this year. That Mahomes kid is the NFL MVP and he has a complement of weapons at his disposal like Tyreek Hill that most QB’s can only envy.

    I think it will be close but I predict the Chiefs will beat the Patriots and then the Rams to hoist the Lombardi that Andy Reid has long deserved.

  6. Can anyone explain to me why Dick Vermeil doesn’t even get a sniff for the Hall of Fame yet somehow Tony Dungy was in on his first try?

  7. Hmmm, not a huge Dungy fan but he did have Innovation (Tampa 2 defense) to go along with SB win with Manning and gifting Gruden’s SB win. Someone like Vermeil might not have had the Innovation and someone like Don Coryell had Innovation but no SBs.

  8. phinland says:
    January 16, 2019 at 9:58 am
    The only active coach…Aside from, you know, Andy Reid, the guy this article was about.
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    If you are referring to winning the SB with 2 franchises, you apparently missed the fact that the Eagles lost SB XXXIX to the Patriots. Andy Reid has not won a SB as a head coach.

  9. The Tampa 2 started in Pittsburgh in the ’70s
    Dungy was a player there.
    He refined it in some ways in Tampa, but he did not invent it.

    Vermeil also beat Dungy head to head in the NFCCG

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