Andy Reid isn’t likely to be a lame duck coach in 2017, as the Kansas City Chiefs are reportedly set on getting his contract extended before next season.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports the Chiefs would like to get this wrapped up during the offseason. He’s set to coach out the final year of an original five-year deal signed back in 2013.
“Reid, 58, will be entering the final year of his contract next season; teams usually prefer not to have their head coaches, particularly successful ones, head into the last year of their deal.”
During Reid’s tenure with Kansas City, the Chiefs have been among the more competitive teams in the NFL. He’s led the franchise to a combined record of 43-21 during the past four years and has made the playoffs three of the four years.
One of the reasons the Chiefs have been successful is that Reid made a move, along with general manager John Dorsey, or course, to acquire quarterback Alex Smith from the San Francisco 49ers during the 2014 NFL Draft. Smith has been outstanding as the leader of Reid’s offense, and the two men have worked extremely well together.
Kansas City broke through with the AFC West crown this season with a record of 12-4 and currently awaits the winner of the Miami Dolphins/Pittsburgh Steelers game Sunday. The Chiefs will host the winner of that game during the Divisional Round next weekend.