Chiefs sign Andy Reid to contract extension

The Kansas City Chiefs have signed head coach Andy Reid to a contract extension, the team announced Thursday afternoon.

“I’d like to thank Clark and the entire Hunt family for the opportunity to continue my coaching career here in Kansas City,” Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid said. “We’ve made quite a bit of progress over the last four seasons, but we are not done yet. We are going to continue to work towards our ultimate goal of winning championships. I’ve been blessed by the support of the community, our fans, the Hunt family and the entire Chiefs staff. I’m looking forward to the years ahead as the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs.”

The terms of the deal were undisclosed.

“My family and I have been very pleased by the success the franchise has sustained over the last four seasons under Coach Reid,” Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt said. “He has already established himself as one of the best coaches in the league, and he is well on his way to solidifying a place among the all-time greats. We are proud to have him leading our football team, and I look forward to working with him to bring a championship to Chiefs Kingdom.”

Reid is about to enter his 19th season as an NFL head coach. He’s been in Kansas City for the past four seasons, earning a 43-21 record and three playoff appearances. Over the course of his career, Reid has compiled a record of 173-114. Including playoff games, he has won 184 total games, which is second among active head coaches to only Bill Belichick.

The Chiefs went 12-4 last season. They feature a strong defense and an offense that will likely soon be evolving. Alex Smith will be the starter this year, but rookie Patrick Mahomes II will soon be taking over. There have been few coaches in recent history with more success teaching young quarterbacks how to excel, which is likely a big reason why Reid landed his extension.