In a recent report by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the possibility of Bill Belichick coaching another all-time great quarterback in Patrick Mahomes was discussed. Schefter mentioned that the Kansas City Chiefs could potentially pursue Belichick if their current head coach, Andy Reid, decided to retire after winning another Super Bowl. However, Schefter also noted that Reid is not considering stepping away from coaching as the Chiefs prepare for the AFC Championship Game against the Baltimore Ravens.
It’s easy to understand why the Chiefs would be interested in Belichick in such a hypothetical scenario. At 71 years old, Belichick is likely looking to join a team that is in a win-now phase, and the Chiefs fit that bill perfectly. Led by Mahomes, the best quarterback in the league, the Chiefs have reached their sixth consecutive AFC Championship Game. Belichick is no stranger to working with legendary quarterbacks and could seamlessly continue the success that Reid has built if given the opportunity.
However, Reid has already accomplished so much in his coaching career that retirement seems like a distant thought. With two Lombardi Trophies and four Super Bowl appearances to his name, Reid has proven himself as one of the best coaches in the league. During his time with the Philadelphia Eagles, he led the team to the playoffs nine times in 14 years. Since taking over the Chiefs, Reid has guided them to the playoffs 10 times in 11 years. His overall record stands at an impressive 258-144-1.
If Reid were to win another Super Bowl this season, it would mark his first back-to-back championships and his third Lombardi Trophy in just five years. At that point, his legacy in the NFL would be unquestionable. However, there may still be a desire to continue building on the success he has achieved alongside Mahomes.
Although retirement doesn’t seem to be on Reid’s mind at the moment, it is worth noting that Belichick and the New England Patriots parted ways this past offseason. This means that a coach of Belichick’s caliber is potentially available for another team to bring on board. The idea of Belichick coaching Mahomes, who is already considered the best signal-caller in the league, is undoubtedly intriguing.
While the possibility of Belichick coaching the Chiefs is purely speculative at this point, imagining the combination of Belichick’s expertise and Mahomes’ exceptional talents is enough to pique anyone’s interest. However, for now, all eyes are focused on Reid and the Chiefs as they continue their postseason journey in the hope of securing another Super Bowl victory.