Chiefs sign Andy Reid to extension

Posted: 27/06/2017 in NFL, Sports
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The Chiefs have rewarded Andy Reid for steering Kansas City to four straight winning seasons by giving the head coach a contract extension, the team announced Thursday.

Reid was entering the final year of his current deal. The Chiefs didn’t disclose the terms of the extension.

“My family and I have been very pleased by the success the franchise has sustained over the last four seasons under Coach Reid,” Chiefs chairman and CEO Clark Hunt said. “He has already established himself as one of the best coaches in the league, and he is well on his way to solidifying a place among the all-time greats. We are proud to have him leading our football team, and I look forward to working with him to bring a championship to Chiefs Kingdom.”

Within an hour of the Chiefs announcing Reid’s extension, the team also announced they will part ways with general manager John Dorsey, who was hired about a week after the head coach in 2013. However, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Dorsey’s departure was a firing rather than a mutual decision.

The Chiefs won their first division title since 2010 last season, finishing with a 12-4 record before being bounced from the playoffs in the divisional round.

“We’ve made quite a bit of progress over the last four seasons, but we are not done yet. We are going to continue to work towards our ultimate goal of winning championships,” Reid said.

Reid is entering his 19th season as an NFL head coach after spending the first 14 years of his career in charge of the Philadelphia Eagles. He currently sits 10th in all-time wins and trails only Bill Belichick in victories for active head coaches.

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