February 24, 2024

How Andy Reid can become the best coach in NFL history

Does Andy Reid have his eyes on a bigger prize than Super Bowl LVIII? He should. With a win against the 49ers, the Chief’s head coach gets one step closer to becoming the winningest coach in NFL history.

Don Shula spent 33 years as an NFL head coach. He spent seven years (1963-1969) in Baltimore and 26 more in Miami (1970-1995). Including playoffs, he won 73 games with the Colts and 274 with the Dolphins for a total of 347 wins, more than any coach in NFL history.

Former Patriots coach Bill Belichick is in second place with 333 wins, but he finds himself without a team for the first time since 1999. After two interviews with Atlanta, the Falcons chose Rams assistant Raheem Morris instead.

While there’s always a chance Belichick finds a team in 2025, nothing is guaranteed for a head coach about to turn 72 years old. One thing that is certain: Legendary Bears coach George Halas had 324 wins in his career, third-most in NFL history.

With 283 wins under his belt, Reid will almost certainly pass Halas’ win total, but can he catch Belichick or Shula? As long as he continues coaching, he certainly can.