Kansas City Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid Doesn't Rule Out Retirement Following Super Bowl LVII

One of the NFL's most beloved coaches may be nearing the end. According to Fox Sports' Jay Glazer, Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid didn't say no when asked if he'd retire following a win in Super Bowl LVII. At 64 years old, Reid isn't the oldest or most accomplished coach in the league, but he isn't far off. His total regular season wins (247) and Super Bowl appearances (4) trail only Bill Belichick among active head coaches, and he's the only head coach in NFL history to win 10 or more postseason games with two separate franchises. He's also coached 16 teams to top-10 finishes in points scored. His eventual enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame is already assured, regardless of the outcome of tonight's game. 

If Reid steps away, he'd be leaving a Chiefs organization well-positioned for sustained dominance. Two-time MVP quarterback Patrick Mahomes is only 27 years old, and the team has won at least 12 regular season games in each of the past five years. If Reid sees an heir apparent to head coaching duties somewhere on his staff, he could do them a huge favor and position them for extended success by handing off the reins now.

An established team losing a legendary head coach doesn't have to be traumatic. The Indianapolis Colts made the Super Bowl in 2009 under Jim Caldwell following the retirement of Tony Dungy in 2008. Better yet, the San Francisco 49ers won two more Super Bowls under George Seifert after Bill Walsh retired following the 1988 season, including one in 1989. If Reid rides off into the sunset, Chiefs fans won't necessarily have anything to worry about. He has taught his players and coaches well.   
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