Dec 7, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Chiefs 17-14. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Name: Andy Reid
Team: Kansas City Chiefs
Years coached: 16 (Philadelphia Eagles, 14; Kansas City Chiefs, 2)
Overall record: 150-105-1 (.588)
Playoff appearances (record): 10 (10-10)
Super Bowl appearances/wins: 1/0
Best Season: 2004 (13-3), lost in Super Bowl
This is the easiest decision of the bunch. No one else in the division can hold a candle to Reid’s career. Sure he has an advantage by coaching only four less seasons than the other three combined, but they have been successful seasons.
In 14 years in Philadelphia and two in Kansas City, Reid has won 10 playoff games in 10 appearances. The highlight of his career came in 2004 when he lead the Eagles to a 13-3 record and three-point loss to the Patriots in the Super Bowl.
But that wasn’t his only great accomplishment. The Super Bowl season was the fourth in a row Reid’s Eagles advanced to the NFC Championship game, and was the fifth straight in which they won at least 11 games.
He would guide the Eagles to four more playoff seasons, and one more conference championship appearance.
After winning just 12 games combined in 2012 and 2013, it was time for Philly to part ways with Reid.
The Chiefs moved quickly to snatch him up. All Reid did was take a two-win KC team to the playoffs in his first year. He won his first nine games as head coach, and has gone 20-12 in two seasons in the heartland.
The only thing missing from a sure Hall of Fame coaching career is that elusive Super Bowl championship. It is the one blemish on an otherwise impressive resume that has seen him earn Coach of the Year awards from the AP, Sporting News, Pro Football Weekly and Maxwell Football Club.
Reid and general manager John Dorsey have put together a team that many think will compete for the AFC West crown.
Could this be the year Reid finally accomplishes his ultimate goal of a Super Bowl championship?
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