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The Chiefs have now matured into a top contender in the NFL league. One big reason for this change is Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid. Some even say he could be one of the greatest coaches ever. It’s not just a wild idea anymore that Reid might surpass legends like Don Shula and Bill Belichick. Yes, it’s actually possible. Reid has won 283 games in his career so far, and he needs 65 more to beat Shula’s record. That might seem like a lot, but it’s doable.

Recently, CBS Sports asked Reid a similar question, comparing him to legends like Shula and Belichick. See how he handled it with grace.

Reid tips hat to greats, shuts down comparisons

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The conversation began with a hypothetical scenario presented to Andy Reid, suggesting that if he maintains his current winning record for the next five years, he could potentially surpass Don Shula’s record for most career wins. However, Reid quickly dismissed the notion, emphasizing his focus on the present and his commitment to his players. He also politely shut down the comparison of his coaching career to legendary figures like Don Shula and Bill Belichick

“Yeah I don’t go there,” Reid stated. He further added, “I’m probably right with the players I come back to training camp. I try not to get too far away from what’s real and I don’t know…that’s great…I don’t know that’s not where I spend my time. I’m more too worried about the other stuff and maybe down the road I’ll think about that when I’m done coaching”.

He also demonstrated his respect for the two coaches and effectively halted the comparison in a dignified manner. “I will tell you though, Don Shula was one heck of a football coach and Belichick is one heck of a football coach… I was able to compete against both of them and I keep them on a high pedestal,” Reid emphasized.

While comparisons and discussions about legacies are inevitable in sports, Reid’s response reflects his characteristic humility and dedication to his team and the game itself. 

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Andy Reid’s remarkable NFL journey

Andy Reid has now joined an elite group of NFL head coaches with three Super Bowl victories, alongside legends like Bill Belichick, Chuck Noll, Bill Walsh, and Joe Gibbs. Notably, only Reid, Belichick, and Noll have achieved consecutive titles. Moreover, Reid boasts an impressive 258 regular-season wins, trailing only Don Shula (328), George Halas (318), and Belichick (302).

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With the Chiefs consistently winning around 12 games per season for nearly a decade, Reid, currently approaching 70, could soon claim the top spot. Despite these achievements, Reid remains remarkably humble. Do you believe Reid could emerge as the greatest coach of all time? Share your thoughts.