Andy Reid rose into the coaching stratosphere in his 60s. Reid, a longtime head coach who never won a Super Bowl, ushered in the league's newest dynasty by winning his third Super Bowl in five seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Reid is in the hall of fame of great head coaches. He becomes the fifth head coach to win three or more Super Bowls, joining Bill Belichick (six), Chuck Noll (four), Joe Gibbs (three) and Bill Walsh (three). Become. Reid also joins Belichick and Noll as the only head coaches to win three Super Bowls in five seasons. His 26 playoff wins are second only to Belichick (31) for the most in NFL history.
Reid joins Belichick as the only coaches with over 200 wins and three Super Bowl championships, showing the rare air of being one of the greatest head coaches in NFL history. His 258 regular season wins are second only to Don Shula (328), George Halas (318) and Belichick (302) in NFL history. Reid's 284 regular-season and postseason wins are the most in NFL history, trailing only Shula (347), Belichick (343) and Halas (324).
At 65 years old, Reid still has a long way to go to break the all-time coaching wins record, but is he one of the top five head coaches in NFL history? The answer is yes, but where Reed ranks among the greatest players of all time is debatable.
5. Chuck Noll
Noll is just one of two head coaches to win four Super Bowls, joining Vince Lombardi and Guy Chamberlain as the only head coaches to win four titles in six years. Noll has never lost a Super Bowl, but he has only had one double-digit winning season and two playoff wins in his last 12 seasons coaching in the NFL.
In 23 seasons, Nole won four Super Bowl championships, four conference championships and eight division titles. There were also eight seasons with double-digit wins (although the season was not expanded to 16 games until 1978, Noll recorded five of those in the 14-game format). The Noles are ninth in NFL history with 193 wins and sixth in the postseason with 16 wins.
Four Super Bowl wins easily vaults Nole into the top five. His Pittsburgh Steelers of the 1970s were one of the greatest dynasties in NFL history.
4. Andy Reid
Reid continues to rise up the list of great coaches thanks to his incredible success with Patrick Mahomes. Reid and Mahomes (15 wins) are second only to Bill Belichick and Tom Brady (30) as the most playoff wins by a head coach and quarterback duo in NFL history. As his career with the Philadelphia Eagles attests, Reid didn't just win with Mahomes.
Reid is the only head coach in NFL history to win 100 games with two different franchises and the only head coach to win 10 playoff games with two different franchises. He also led the Chiefs and Eagles to four straight conference championship games, the only coach to accomplish this feat with two organizations. He is the Chiefs and Eagles' all-time wins leader.
In 25 seasons as a head coach, Reid won three Super Bowl championships, five conference championships and 14 division titles. He has 18 seasons with double-digit wins. He ranks fourth in NFL history with 258 wins and second in postseason wins with 26. Reid also won playoff games against four different quarterbacks (Donovan McNabb, Jeff Garcia, Alex Smith and Mahomes).
Reid is one of the top five head coaches in NFL history and continues to add to his record in the midst of a Chiefs dynasty. He's one or two titles away from receiving significant recognition as the greatest head coach of all time.
3. George Halas
Halas' 40-season tenure as a head coach is the longest in NFL history, seven seasons ahead of Don Shula and Curly Lambeau (33 years). He won six championships with the Chicago Bears, including three in four seasons from 1940 to 1946. (Hallas served in World War II from 1943 to 1945, earning a Bronze Star). 1934 (13-0), lost in the NFL Championship Game.
Halas has won six NFL championships in 40 seasons (tied with Belichick and Curly Lambeau for the most championships in NFL history). His 318 wins are the most in NFL history, second only to Shula, and his winning percentage of .682 is the highest among coaches who have coached at least 150 games (third behind John Madden and George Allen among coaches who have coached at least 100 games). ).
Halas is also the oldest head coach to win a title at the age of 68 years and 331 days, winning the championship in his 36th season.
2. Bill Belichick
Belichick is the only head coach to win six Super Bowls and joins Halas and Lambeau as the only head coaches to win six NFL championships. The only head coach with over 300 wins and three Super Bowl championships, Belichick is the first head coach since Lombardi to win five Super Bowls and the first head coach to win five. He is also a coach. He also has the most conference championships with nine.
Of course, Belichick's success is tied to Tom Brady. Belichick is 302-165 (.647 winning percentage) as an NFL head coach, adding to an impressive 31-13 postseason record (.705 winning percentage). For all the success Belichick has had in his 29 seasons, the legendary head coach is only 83-101 when Brady wasn't the starting QB (including five years as head coach of the Cleveland Browns) .
The head coach and quarterback duo have won 6 Super Bowls, 18 wins in 18 full seasons, 17 AFC East titles (the only time they missed a division title was in 2002), and 30 playoff appearances. won the victory. Belichick's defense was the backbone of New England's first three Super Bowl victories, with two of those three titles (2003, 2004) featuring a defense that ranked in the top two in points allowed per game. Recorded. Belichick's record without Brady at quarterback is only part of his career.
Belichick spent 29 seasons as a head coach, winning six Super Bowls, nine conference championships, 17 district championships and 20 double-digit winning seasons. He is third in NFL history with his 302 wins and first with his 31 wins in the postseason. Only Belichick and Reid have more than his 25 wins in the postseason.
Belichick is 27 wins away from passing Shula as the most wins by a head coach in NFL history. He is five wins away from passing Shula for the most wins (regular season and postseason) in NFL history.
The only blemish on Belichick's resume? His record without Brady.
1. Vince Lombardi
Lombardi remains the standard for head coaching success in the NFL. Lombardi played for the Green Bay Packers from 1961 until 1967, when he built the biggest dynasty in NFL history, and in seven years he is the only head coach to win five championships.
Lombardi never lost a season and posted an impressive 9-1 record in the postseason. His .900 winning percentage is the best head coach in NFL history (coaching at least 10 games). Lombardi was the last head coach to win three consecutive championships and ended his career with a nine-game winning streak in the playoffs, the second-longest winning streak by a head coach in NFL history (Belichick leads the way with 10 games). ).
Lombardi not only has three NFL championships; He won his first two Super Bowl championships. The trophy given to the Super Bowl winner is named after him. Lombardi's .738 winning percentage is second only to Guy Chamberlain (.784) and John Madden (.759) in NFL history (minimum 50 games).
Lombardi's postseason record and five championships in 10 seasons set him apart from other coaches. Belichick and Reid can find a way to surpass Lombardi, but right now he's the barometer for the best head coach of all time.