The Kansas City Chiefs finally made the Super Bowl after coming up short last year. They took down the Tennessee Titans, who have been nothing short of impressive during their playoff run. This win also cements Andy Reid's legacy as one of the only coaches to have led two franchises to the Super Bowl.
The feat Reid just accomplished with the Chiefs is one that is very difficult to achieve. Only a few coaches–all legendary in their own right–have accomplished the difficult task of leading two franchises to the Super Bowl. Don Banks of Sports Illustrated listed off the coaches who have managed to pull it off:
- Don Shula — Baltimore Colts and Miami Dolphins
- Bill Parcells — New York Giants and New England Patriots
- Dan Reeves — Denver Broncos and Atlanta Falcons
- Dick Vermeil — Philadelphia Eagles and St. Louis Rams
- Mike Holmgren — Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks
- John Fox — Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos
The 61-year-old Reid, who is in his seventh season with the Chiefs, first made the Super Bowl as the head coach of an exciting Philadelphia Eagles team that made it all the way to Super Bowl XXXIX. While they eventually fell short to the New England Patriots, that year saw Donovan McNabb and Brian Westbrook put on a show for Eagles fans.
Reid almost achieved this feat last year, but the Patriots were in his way again. This time, the older and wiser Chiefs took the most of the opportunity and did their damage to the Titans. Patrick Mahomes put up an incredible performance while Sammy Watkins, Tyreek Hill, and Damien Williams did work on the offensive side as well.
Last time Reid was in the Super Bowl, his team fell short. Now, he wants to get his share of the glory.