With new contract in hand, Andy Reid poised to become the winningest coach in NFL history

Andy Reid is now signed with the Chiefs until 2029and that gives him a great chance of retiring as the NFL’s all-time leader in wins by a head coach, both in the regular season and in the playoffs.

The Chiefs have both tied Reid and Patrick Mahomes to long-term contracts, meaning Reid could easily continue to average 12 or 13 wins per season. (The Chiefs averaged 12.5 wins per year in the regular season during the six years Mahomes was their starting quarterback.)

Reid currently has 258 regular season wins in his coaching career, 70 behind all-time record holder Don Shula. If the Chiefs continue to win 12.5 games per year, Reid will surpass Shula during the 2029 season.

Reid also has 26 career playoff wins, five behind all-time record holder Bill Belichick. If the Chiefs continue to average 2.5 playoff wins per year, as they have in Mahomes’ six seasons thus far, Reid will tie Belichick after the 2025 season and break the record after the 2026 season .

Reid’s combined regular season and playoff win total of 284 is 63 behind Shula, and at Reid’s current pace, he would break Shula’s combined win record during the 2028 season.

It’s possible that Belichick, who has 302 career regular-season wins, could return to coaching and also give Shula’s record a chance. But given that any team Belichick takes over would be rebuilding, and given that Belichick is 72 and Reid is 66, Reid’s future is much brighter than Belichick’s.

By the time Reid has coached the final year of his new contract, he will likely be the winningest coach in NFL history.

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