There are currently just 18 coaches in the Pro Football Hall-of-Fame in Canton, Ohio, including famous Kansas City Chiefs Coach Hank Stram, who was inducted in 2003.
If the statistics are any indication, Andy Reid could become the next in a long line of legendary Chiefs football representatives, especially after a milestone he achieved with Saturday’s 27-20 playoff victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Reid became just the third NFL coach with 20 playoff wins, tying Dallas Cowboys legend Tom Landry for second all-time.
New England Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick currently resides in first place with 31 total playoff victories — a goal still within reach for the 64-year-0ld Reid in pursuit of the 70-year-old Belichick’s record.
Reid also set a record that spans two different franchises with Saturday’s win, according to ESPN’s NFL Insider Field Yates.
Andy Reid is the first coach in NFL history to lead two separate franchises to 10 playoff victories.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) January 22, 2023
Can Andy Reid Break the NFL’s All-Time Wins Record?
Reid and current Chiefs General Manager Brett Veach were both given contract extensions until 2025 back in September 2020, and the current Chiefs coach’s superlative AFC West franchise shows little signs of slowing down.
If Reid and the Chiefs can bring home their second Super Bowl title since Super Bowl LIV in 2020, that would give Reid 22 total playoff victories, eight shy of Belichick’s total.
Assuming Belichick retires without another playoff win, or only wins a single game or two over the last few years of his career, the record is within reach for Reid — but it’s not going to be easy.
The AFC remains the best conference in professional football, and other teams are starting to key in on Mahomes and Reid’s offensive success since the NFL MVP was drafted in 2017.
Whether or not Reid does break the record, one thing seems certain — he’s bound for Canton, along with his superstar quarterback, and several other big names he’s worked with over the course of his historically great career.
Andy Reid now has the 2nd most wins in NFL playoff history with 20. He improves to 28-4 coming off a bye week. He’s 25-8 vs. members of his coaching tree and 5-0 in the postseason. #ChiefsKingdom @KCTV5 pic.twitter.com/EI14X2DNAu
— Jared Koller (@JaredKCTV5) January 22, 2023