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The Chiefs now find themselves in the “dynasty” conversation, and two of their most prominent players were asked to judge coach Andy Reid’s career legacy after he joined Bill Belichick, Chuck Noll, Bill Walsh, and Joe Gibbs as the fifth NFL coach to win a third Super Bowl.
“I believe he’s the best coach of all time,” Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes said after the game. “I know he doesn’t have the trophies yet, and I have a lot of respect for some of those great coaches. But the way he’s able to navigate every single team he has, continue to have success no matter where he’s at. … I don’t think I’d be the quarterback that I am if I didn’t have coach Reid being my head coach.”
Kansas City tight end Travis Kelce, who was drafted by the Chiefs in 2013, which was Reid’s first year with the team, offered a similar sentiment.Buy now! Relive Super Bowl LVIII with Sports Illustrated’s commemorative issue
“I got the greatest coach this game has ever seen,” Kelce said. “He’s unbelievable, and not only at not only dialing up plays and having everybody prepared, but he’s one of the best leaders of men that I’ve ever seen in my life. He’s helped me a lot with that, with channeling that emotion and channeling that passion. I owe my entire career to that guy and being able to kinda control how emotional I get. I just love him, man.”
It’s unknown if the 65-year-old Reid plans to return to the Chiefs next season or opt for retirement, but Chiefs owner Clark Hunt sounded confident Reid will be back when he addresses the topic after the game.
Only Belichick and Noll boast more Super Bowl wins than Reid, with six and four, respectively. Reid is now tied with Walsh and Gibbs with three Super Bowl championships.