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Andy Reid, Chiefs agree to contract extension

New deal for Big Red.

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Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs have agreed to terms on a contract extension, according to an official announcement from the team.

It makes sense that this deal happened now. Reid was entering the fifth year of the five-year contract he signed with the Chiefs in 2013.

Reid was hired by Kansas City shortly after the Eagles fired him in 2012. Philadelphia has gone 34-30 and 0-1 in the playoffs since the team’s former head coach has been gone. Reid, meanwhile, is 43-21 with a 1-3 playoff record.

The Eagles fired their original Reid replacement -- Chip Kelly — late during the 2015 season. Then the Birds replaced Kelly with basically the closest thing they could get to Andy: his offensive coordinator, Doug Pederson.

There’s little question the Eagles were right to move on from Reid in 2012 but the team has failed to adequately replace him. Meanwhile, Reid continues to be one of the most successful coaches in the NFL. With this extension, his job security increases. Not that it was ever in danger.

Congrats to Big Red on the new deal.

UPDATE: The Chiefs have also surprisingly parted ways with general manager John Dorsey. Reid back in full control again?

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