A successful 2018 season has Andy Reid hopeful the year ahead and what training camp will bring for the Chiefs.
In his fifth year as the Chiefs’ head coach, Reid made it to the AFC Championship for the first time. The Chiefs lost to the New England Patriots, but the team has a lot more to look forward to coming into the 2019 season.
“There’s a lot of things to be optimistic about. We just have to get through it,” Reid said after the championship game.
Reid has enough experience under his belt to get the Chiefs where they need to be as the regular season inches closer. He’s been in the league for more than 35 years and is the second winningest active head coach in the NFL.
His experience and mentorship spans across the league, from John Harbough as head coach in Baltimore to Steve Spagnuolo who coached the wide receivers in Los Angeles before returning to Reid’s current staff as a defensive coordinator.
Reid has led the Chiefs to five out of six postseasons and is expected to continue his success with a strong coaching staff and a returning league MVP in Patrick Mahomes.
Reid has been described by many who have worked for him and with him as passionate and hardworking.
“You can innately feel the drive within him,” Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy said of Reid. “It’s why he’s doing this: to get this organization to the Super Bowl. And to win it.”
The expectations for the Chiefs is high after making to the AFC Championship, and Reid acknowledged that during the offseason.
“We know expectations are high — and we appreciate that — and the guys have worked hard to put themselves in that position,” Reid said after the final day of mandatory minicamp. “However, you have to take care of what you can take care of and that’s getting yourself right so that these next five to six weeks are important weeks for you.”