MIAMI, Fla. (WIBW) - Andy Reid has been an elite coach for over a decade. His blueprint has led several teams to success. However, he's yet to come home with the ultimate prize: the Lombardi Trophy. This Chiefs squad is trying to win one for their beloved head coach.
Andy Reid owns an unenviable stat: winningest head coach without a Super Bowl win. This Chiefs squad is wanting to win one for their beloved coach.
Andy Reid has won over 200 football games in the regular season. That makes him the 6th-winningest coach in NFL history.
"Coach has done so many great things in this league." Chiefs defensive end Frank Clark said.
"He helped me get to where I am today." Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill said.
"He's definitely a Hall of Fame coach." Chiefs defensive end Chris Jones said.
But, it's the one win that coach reid doesn't have that stings the most.
“They had a taste of getting to the championship game and losing and that's not a very good feeling." Reid said.
You can't discredit Andy Reid too much on his previous Super Bowl loss. The Eagles came up 3 points shy to the Patriots dynasty in Super Bowl XXXIX.
"I don't know. I just feel like so many people put so much emphasis on 'oh, you need this you need that to be a hall of fame coach.” Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill said. “My thing is, if you're great at what you're doing, like coach reid, he's great at putting people in a right position to be hall of famers, all-pros, pro-bowlers, they why can't you already be one of the best coaches ever? Like, why do you need a ring to justify that?"
Reid has won nine or more games each of the six seasons he's been in KC. And, he's never missed the playoffs. He's brought the Chiefs to new heights, and the players want to elevate their coach.
"There is a strong feeling that Andy got us here, so let's do it for Andy." Voice of the Chiefs Mitch Holthus said. “That's the way these guys feel because of the person and coach Andy Reid is."
"Very humbled by it. I mean, I've got great guys here. Friends, likewise around the league. Been doing it a long time. So I appreciate that."
The Chiefs kickoff in Super Bowl LIV Sunday, Feb. 2nd at 6:30 p.m. CT.