When Andy Reid joined the Kansas City Chiefs as head coach in 2013, Pro Football Hall of Fame Head Coach and former sportscaster John Madden praised him. “Kansas City is just going to get better. This is just the start of it,” he said, as reported by Reid’s Chiefs’ biography. “He has a plan. And he’s very thorough, brilliant. He’s a good coach, always has been.”
Additionally, controversial NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said he was a great fan of the practiced coach upon his transition to the Chiefs, per the Chiefs’ news website. “He is a person I have tremendous respect for as a coach and family man. Andy has been very helpful to me as Commissioner. He has tremendous insight into our game, and we are fortunate to have him in the NFL,” he stated.
Reid also has gained a great amount of respect from players he has worked with throughout the years, like Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (pictured above), who admitted he committed to the Chiefs after Reid promised him he wasn’t leaving the team any time soon, as reported by CBS Sports. “He loves this game. He loves everything about it. The family atmosphere that he has with everybody is special. You see the number of plays he draws up daily, and he’s showing me — you know his fire is still burning bright, and he’s not trying to dim out any time soon,” Mahomes boasted.