Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid is going to go down as one of the best coaches of all time. But, he owes a tiny sliver of his success to a janitor. Yes, you read that right.
Andy Reid’s career accomplishments rival basically any NFL coach ever. That’s led him to be widely respected by the entire football world.
He has the fourth-most wins in NFL history, with an impressive 247 in just 25 seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs. He’s played in four Super Bowls and eleven conference championship games, bringing home the Lombardi Trophy twice. Those wins came in Super Bowls LIV and LVII, both with the Chiefs.
Much of his success is due to the fact that he’s an offensive genius. Reid is one of the finest practitioners of the West Coast offense, which relies on quick passes and misdirection to move the ball down the field. His mentoring as a head coach of quarterbacks like Donovan McNabb, Alex Smith, as well as turning Patrick Mahomes into the best player on the planet.
But, even someone like Andy Reid is open to suggestions. Listen here as he tells Chris Long a great story about getting a play from an janitor when he was an assistant in Green Bay.
— Green Light with Chris Long (@greenlight) August 30, 2023
That’s one of the coolest football stories I’ve heard in a while.
Andy Reid and the Chiefs open their Super Bowl defense next Thursday against the Lions.