When Andy Reid took over the Kansas City Chiefs, it seemed to be yet again the case of a retread coach getting another shot in hopes of making a fresh start with a new organization.
Let’s just say that three seasons into his tenure with the Chiefs, the 58-year-old has done nothing but make Kansas City into a viable contender in the AFC each of his seasons with the club.
For that, Reid deserves credit, even more so, he deserves credit for doing it mostly with little to no fanfare whatsoever.
The Chiefs coach has his team currently at 10-3, and right now if the postseason were to start, the road to the Super Bowl would run through Arrowhead Stadium, not an easy task at all.
Now in his 4th season with Kansas City, the Chiefs have won double-digit games in three of the four seasons he’s been on the sideline, and the other season they went 9-7 and still finished second in the AFC West.
Last year the team slammed the Texans in the AFC Wild Card game before falling in New England, but under Reid’s thumb, this season it looks like they very well could be one of the top two seeds in the AFC, meaning a bye and home playoff game.
For most fans in the NFL, when you ask about the Chiefs one player that a lot of people seem to associate them with is running back Jammal Charles.
The problem is, for most of the last two seasons Charles has been hurt, but that hasn’t stopped the Chiefs from winning, and their offense seems almost better without the top running back if that’s possible.
Thursday Kansas City did it again, taking a Raiders team that was getting all the pub with MVP candidate Derek Carr and gambling coach Jack Del Rio, and they built a 21-3 lead before holding on for a 21-13 win.
Reid is going to still be the same stoic guy he’s always been, but finally it seems like the national media is taking notice of guys like Alex Smith, Derrick Johnson (who sadly was lost for the season Thursday), Tyreek Hill, Justin Houston and a cast of characters in red who just might be the best team no one is talking about.
For Reid, he’s for sure the best coach that no one is talking about, but a deep run in the postseason might finally give the former Eagles coach the kudos he deserves.