KANSAS CITY – Kansas City has two different sides of its coaching history. Of course, there is the good, and there is the bad.
The good consist of the coaches like Hank Stram, Marty Schottenheimer, and Andy Reid, of course. The bad, well, that is every other coach, unfortunately.
The three good coaches the Chiefs have had over their franchise’s history, are the only ones to have a win percentage over 60%.
Stram finished his coaching career with the Chiefs in 1974 with a record of 124-76-10, with a 61% win percentage.
Schottenheimer last coached for Kansas City in 1998, in which his record was 101-58-1, at 63%.
Reid’s record sits at 102-42-0, at 70%, and is still going strong.
Reid may very well be the Chiefs’ greatest coach of all time, and the stats back that up. The diabolical offensive mind of Reid is one of the most respected, even in today’s league.
Chiefs Reid is still respected by the media
The Chiefs’ current head coach has had rumors surround him the last few years. Those rumors consist of possible retirement. In other words, it seems like people are expecting Reid to be done coaching within the next few years.
Even so, he is still one of the best in the league.
Eric Eager of Pro Football Focus feels the same way, as he recently released his list of the six best offensive play callers in the NFL. Reid was first on that list, and rightfully so. PFF has been throwing Reid the proper respect, lately. This is evidenced by them labeling Reid as a Hall of Fame coach, recently.
When you look at some of the stuff Reid’s offense does, it is really unmatched. All of the movements and disguises within a play, make Reid’s playbook that much more difficult.
The five other coaches on the list were also good. Just not quite at the same level.
2. Kellen Moore, Dallas Cowboys
3. Byron Leftwich, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
4. Kyle Shanahan, San Fransisco 49ers
5. Sean McVay, Los Angeles Rams
6. Matt LaFleur, Green Bay Packers
Not only is Reid in great company by being on this list, but he is at the top of it. With Reid as head coach, Chiefs fans should never worry about a losing season. He hasn’t had one yet in Kansas City.
There’s only one catch, however: Reid recently said that it is Eric Bieniemy who calls the plays on offense. Or, at least he did in 2021.
But, it’s possible Eager gives the Super Bowl-winning coach the credit since it’s his offense. Either way, the Chiefs offense isn’t the elite unit it is without Reid.
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