May 17, 2024

Chiefs finally take care of Andy Reid

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Chiefs coach Andy Reid, one of the best to ever do it, was making solely $12.5 million per yr. Roughly half of what Bill Belichick was believed to be making in New England.

It wanted to alter. It finally has modified. And whereas it shouldn’t have taken that lengthy for the Chiefs to take care of Reid, higher late than by no means.

Along the way in which, the Chiefs had been certainly making ready for the likelihood that Reid would retire after the 2023 season. The incontrovertible fact that he didn’t doesn’t change the truth that the Chiefs had been making ready for the likelihood. (Even although lots of Chiefs followers consider that, by not retiring, Reid completely by no means thought of it and the Chiefs completely by no means anticipated the likelihood.)

Here’s the place I’ll pull again the curtain, a bit bit, on how the sausage will get stuffed. If/after I’m barking up the improper tree on one thing, I’ll inevitably hear about it — from somebody with the staff, somebody related to the individual (if not the individual himself), or an middleman who has been assigned the duty of setting me straight. Not as soon as did I hear a peep from the Chiefs or Reid or anybody related to them that the Chiefs weren’t or shouldn’t be making ready for the likelihood that Reid would retire.

Publicly, everybody mentioned what they needed to say. Privately, the Chiefs had been certainly making ready for the likelihood that Reid would retire.

Without a significant increase, possibly he would have. Maybe he (or his agent) prompt retirement as an choice with no new deal. Maybe it could have been an choice. Why maintain doing the job for 50 % of what Belichick was getting?

There’s no wage cap for coaches. Reid might have, in idea, pulled a Sean Payton, taking a yr off after which naming his worth for, say, the Bills.

The transfer helped Payton get to, reportedly, $20 million per yr. Whatever occurred behind the scenes acquired Reid what he deserves. If, alongside the way in which, he needed to make the Chiefs contemplate their choices for all times with out Reid in an effort to make it occur, so be it.

Because it labored.