Kansas City Chiefs’ Andy Reid prepared to coach into his 70s

Andy Reid and Patrick Mahomes during a game against the Titans
Nov 10, 2019; Nashville, TN, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) talks with head coach Andy Reid before a game against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs’ decision to sign reigning Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes to a record-breaking contract on Monday changes the entire dynamic for the organization.

Mahomes is now under contract for what could potentially be the remainder of his career. His new deal could also have an impact on another high-profile figure within the organization.

Kansas City Chiefs’ Andy Reid prepared to coach into his 70s

At 62 years old, that would mean at least eight more seasons as an NFL head coach for Mr. Reid. Realistically, it seems to make a ton of sense.

Andy Reid’s contract

It was back in 2017 that Reid signed a five-year extension with the Chiefs. That will bring him through the 2022 season. It remains to be seen if another extension will be in the cards here soon after he led Kansas City to the Super Bowl title back in February.

Andy Reid’s success is a catalyst here

It stands to reason that Mahomes and Reid will be tied at the hip over the next several seasons.

Reid has posted a 77-35 record since taking over as the Chiefs’ head coach back in 2013. That has included playoff appearances in each of the past five seasons.

Prior to that, Reid led the Philadelphia Eagles to nine playoff appearances in 14 seasons.

Reid’s statement comes with Mahomes now locked into a contract with the Chiefs through the 2031 season. That’s simply astonishing.