Andy Reid Just Topped Bill Belichick In Historic Fashion
Since taking over as the Kansas City Chiefs head coach, Andy Reid has guided the franchise toward tremendous success. The Chiefs have become a Super Bowl-caliber team that could vie for many more championships. With that in mind, Reid has now added an impressive NFL record to his resume that not even Bill Belichick has accomplished with the New England Patriots.
Andy Reid’s coaching career with the Chiefs
Following a tremendously successful tenure with the Philadelphia Eagles, Andy Reid has continued that with the Chiefs.
Since his arrival, Kansas City has become a playoff constant with six playoff appearances in his first seven years. That includes the team winning at least nine games in each campaign, including six double-digit win seasons and an active streak of four straight AFC West division titles.
That has seen Reid compile an 81-35 regular-season record with the Chiefs, including a 5-5 mark in the playoffs. He has also finished first or second for the AFC West division title in his first seven years in Kansas City.
The Chiefs have become a powerhouse in the NFL behind back-to-back AFC Championship game berths capped by winning their first Super Bowl in five decades. Reid has now added another impressive league record that not even Bill Belichick has reached with the Patriots.
Andy Reid just led the Chiefs to first-ever NFL feat
The Chiefs have continued their hot start to the 2020 season on Monday night after moving past the Patriots 26-10.
It was a tough contest that didn’t see Kansas City gather separation until the fourth quarter, but pushed their way to a 4-0 mark on the season. It’s a historical mark that has made the Chiefs the only team to reach that record in four consecutive seasons.
That speaks to the stable presence that the franchise has had under Andy Reid. Much of that comes with having an all-time great talent in star quarterback Patrick Mahomes over the last three years. Still, Reid has brought tremendous stability to the organization, making them a playoff constant and now a Super Bowl contender.
What is much more impressive about the feat is that it’s something that Bill Belichick never reached with Tom Brady under center over the last two decades. It’s quite remarkable given that the Patriots have long been considered the gold standard in the league.
The Chiefs have built something special that could see them push their way toward replacing New England as the NFL’s benchmark for success.
Chiefs eyeing second straight Super Bowl bid
Beyond adding another historic mark to the Chiefs’ history under Andy Reid, the franchise looks every bit the part of a Super Bowl-contending team.
Their defense made the difference in Week 4 action with three interceptions, which came without star defensive lineman Chris Jones. The Chiefs have tremendous balance on both sides of the ball, which has made them the clear-cut favorites to compete for the Super Bowl.
Patrick Mahomes continues to play at an MVP-caliber level while they have added more talent to the fold. Rookie running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire’s play has matched the massive hype and looks like a cornerstone three-down back. The Chiefs have the pieces in place for the long haul to contend for multiple Super Bowls.
More importantly, Kansas City looks to be a step above the rest of the AFC competition and potentially the entire league. That should see that trend continue to be the case for the rest of the 2020 season.