JLC: Andy Reid Is Already A Hall Of Famer

Reid is almost certainly headed to Canton, Jason La Canfora says, but a Super Bowl ring would make it "a sure thing"

Tiki and Tierney
January 16, 2020 - 8:36 pm
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Three of the four NFL head coaches remaining in the playoffs have something in common: they’re all really, really young. Matt LaFleur turned 40 in November, Kyle Shanahan turned 40 in December, and Mike Vrabel is 44.

And then there’s 61-year-old Andy Reid, who is one of the best coaches of his era but has never won a Super Bowl.

What would a Super Bowl ring mean for Reid’s legacy?

“In terms of legacy, in terms of Canton, he’d be a Hall of Fame coach because of just the pure wins,” CBS Sports NFL insider Jason La Canfora said on Tiki & Tierney. “Five NFC Championship [appearances with the Eagles], I get he only got one. But because of what he’s now done in two different [places], a perennial Super Bowl contender in two different eras, two different ways, because of his offensive wizardry, because of what he’s done with different guys, I just think he’s [already a Hall of Famer].”

Reid has 14 10-win seasons on his resume, including six in Kansas City. He is back in the AFC Championship for the second straight season.

“If you add a ring to that, I think it’s the cherry on top,” La Canfora said. “It takes away a lot of the arguments against him. It makes it a sure thing. I don’t think Coach Reid is thinking the end is near, and Patrick Mahomes ain’t going anywhere for a while. As long as they got hm, you’re in the conversation every year.”

Reid last coached in a Super Bowl in 2004. The Chiefs last played in one in 1969.

They host the Titans this Sunday at 3:05 p.m. ET.