Andy Reid is the head coach of the National Football League’s Kansas City Chiefs (NFL).
His NFL career spans over 21 years and his 222 victories rank him sixth all-time. Reid has served as head coach for multiple NFL clubs throughout the years, including the Philadelphia Eagles.
Andy Reid’s Contract
Andy Reid signed a five-year contract in 2017 that could have been worth over $40 million if certain milestones and bonuses were met. At the time he signed, he was the fifth highest-paid coach in the league.
Andy Reid’s Early Years
Andy Reid was born in Los Angeles, California, on March 19, 1958. He attended John Marshall High School, participated in youth sports at the Lemon Grove Recreation Center, and worked as a vendor at Dodger Stadium during his teenage years.
Additionally, Reid appeared live on “Monday Night Football” during the Punt, Pass, and Kick competition. He attended Glendale Community College and, subsequently, Brigham Young University for his higher education. At both schools, he played offensive tackle for the football team.
Andy Reid’s Coaching Beginnings
After graduating from BYU in 1981, Reid served as a graduate assistant on the football coaching staff for a year. Over the next nine years, he served as an offensive line coach at four different universities, including Northern Arizona University.
In 1992, Reid joined the Green Bay Packers coaching staff as an assistant. Three years later, he became an assistant coach for the offensive line and tight ends.
Reid achieved his greatest professional accomplishment to date in 1996, when he helped the Packers defeat the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXI. Consequently, he was promoted to quarterback coach.
Philadelphia Eagles, 1999-2007
In 1999, Reid got his first head coaching post with the Philadelphia Eagles, thanks to his excellent stay with the Packers. Consequently, he became the league’s second-youngest head coach and the first to be hired without coordinator experience. Although many attacked Reid’s hiring, he quickly showed his worth.
The Eagles improved from 5-11 in 1999 to 11-5 in 2000 and won their first postseason game in five years. The next season, Reid led the Eagles to their first of four consecutive Eastern Division championships, the longest streak in franchise history.
In addition, he led the club to four consecutive conference championships. In the 2004 finale, the Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Atlanta Falcons and advanced to Super Bowl XXXVIII. They finally lost there to the Patriots.
In 2005, Reid’s season was more difficult than usual, as he had to deal with the antics of wide receiver Terrell Owens and the season-ending injury of quarterback Donovan McNabb. The Eagles concluded the season with a record of 6-10. Reid and the squad made a remarkable comeback in 2006, defeating multiple division rivals and earning the NFC East championship. In 2007, the Eagles had a below-average season with a record of 8-8.
Philadelphia Eagles, 2008-2012
In 2008, Reid led the Eagles to their seventh NFC title game, which they ultimately lost to the Arizona Cardinals. The following season, the Eagles went 11-5 before being eliminated by the Dallas Cowboys in the Wild Card Round.
In 2010, the team once again lost in the Wild Card Round, this time against the Packers. With an 8-8 record in 2011, the Eagles failed to qualify for the postseason.
The next season, Reid’s Eagles limped to a 4-12 record, his poorest coaching performance to date. On December 31, 2012, it was announced that he would no longer be the head coach. During his 14-year career with the organization, Reid had the most win total, winning percentage, and a number of postseason victories in Eagles franchise history.
Kansas City Chiefs
Reid signed a five-year contract to become the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs in early 2013. In his very first game as head coach, the Chiefs defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars by a score of 28-2, the largest margin of victory for the team on opening day since 1963. Reid subsequently led the Chiefs to a 9-0 start before concluding the regular season 11-5.
The 2014 campaign was less successful, as the squad finished with a 9-7 record and missed the playoffs. The following season, the Chiefs made a remarkable comeback, with Reid leading the franchise to its first playoff victory since 1993.
In 2016, the club achieved even greater success, with a 12-4 record and winning their division. In 2017, the Chiefs repeated as division champions before losing in the Wild Card Round to the Tennessee Titans.
The 2018 season was a highlight for Reid, as the Chiefs earned the AFC’s top seed and their third consecutive division championship. The franchise hosted the AFC Championship for the first time in its history but ultimately fell to the Patriots. Significantly, Reid earned his 200th career victory during the 2018 season, making him one of only a few NFL coaches to attain this feat.
In 2019, the Chiefs won their division once again and hosted the AFC Championship for the second consecutive season. The club proceeded to Super Bowl IV by defeating the San Francisco 49ers, so claiming its first Super Bowl championship in fifty years. The Chiefs returned to the Super Bowl the following season but lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Andy Reid’s Net Worth
Andy Reid is a professional football coach in the United States. Andy Reid’s annual pay with the Kansas City Chiefs is $7.5 million as of this writing.
Andy Reid is an American football coach who leads the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League. Former assistant coach for the Green Bay Packers and head coach for the Philadelphia Eagles.
Reid has guided his teams to several division titles, championship games, and Super Bowl appearances, among his many other achievements. Andy Reid is the NFL head coach with the longest tenure.
Andy Reid’s Personal Life
Andy has been married to his wife, Tammy, since 1981. Together, they had five children. Tragically, their oldest son Garrett died in August 2012 after an accidental drug overdose.
Additionally, their son Britt coaches for the Chiefs. Family members are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.