The Kansas City Chiefs solidified themselves as a dynasty on Sunday following a 25-22 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LVIII.
The Chiefs went back to back and the third Super Bowl in the Mahomes-era. It also solidified Andy Reid’s legacy as one of the top 5 greatest coaches in NFL history – but if you ask Mahomes, he isn’t 5, 4 3 or 2. He’s No. 1.
During his postgame press conference, Mahomes called his head coach the greatest of all-time:
“He’s one of the best coaches of all time. I believe he’s the best coach of all time,” Mahomes said, via NFL on CBS. “I know he doesn’t have the trophies yet, and I have a lot of respect for some of those great coaches. But the way he’s able to navigate every single team he has and continue to have success no matter where he’s at.”
Here’s the clip:
Mahomes explained what makes Reid such a special coach who has gotten the most out of the star quarterback.
“He brings out the best in me because he lets me be me. I think that’s important,” Mahomes continued. “He doesn’t try to make me be anyone else. I don’t think I’d be the quarterback I am if I didn’t have Coach Reid.”
Reid tied Joe Gibbs and Bill Walsh by capturing his third Lombardi Trophy as head coach. The 65-year-old trails Bill Belichick (six) and Chuck Noll (four) on the all-time leaderboard and is fourth in career victories behind Don Shula, Belichick, and George Halas.