Patrick Mahomes and Andy Reid of the Kansas City Chiefs will go down as one of the greatest QB-head coach duos of all time. Their legacy was cemented in Super Bowl LVIII, when they became the fourth QB-head coach duo to win three Super Bowls together.
With the 25-22 overtime victory against the San Francisco 49ers, Mahomes moved closer toas the greatest quarterback of all time. As for his coach, Mahomes believes that Reid is the best to ever do it.
“He’s one of the greatest coaches of all time,” Mahomes said after the Chiefs’ third Super Bowl victory in five years. “I think he’s the best coach of all time. I mean, I know he doesn’t have the trophies yet. I have a lot of respect for some of these great coaches. But the way he is able to lead every team gives him a lot of respect. a, continues to have success no matter where he is.
“For me, he brings out the best in me because he lets me be myself, and I think that’s important. He doesn’t try to make me into someone else. I don’t think not that I would be the quarterback that I am. if I didn’t have Coach Reid as my head coach. Other than that, he wants you to be the best person you can be, and that’s something I really believe is is special.
Mahomes will likely get pushback for his views on Reid. As Mahomes himself alluded to, Reid doesn’t have as many rings as Bill Belichick (six) and Chuck Noll (four). However, by winning Super Bowl LVIII, Reid is now just one of five coaches to win three Super Bowls, joining Belichick, Noll, Joe Gibbs and Bill Walsh.
Reid has a few other feathers in his cap, and he’s only the second coach this century to win multiple Super Bowls. He is also the first coach in 19 years to win back-to-back titles. If that wasn’t enough, Reid made history four years ago by becoming the first coach to lead multiple franchises to the Super Bowl. Last year, he became the first coach to beat a team he had previously coached in the big game.
Add to that his incredible longevity, and Reid surely belongs on any list ranking the greatest coaches of all time. And afterOn Monday, it appears that Reid will have the opportunity to further strengthen his case in any all-time coaching debate.
When it comes to Mahomes, Reid’s ability to let Mahomes do the things that make him special shouldn’t be overlooked. Instead of coaching him too much, Reid gave Mahomes the freedom to do the things that come natural to him without trying to make him something he’s not. The results were historic, both for the quarterback and the coach who will both one day be in the Hall of Fame.