Rotoworld ranks the NFL's best head coaches each year and as you would expect Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid usually does well in those. Two years ago, Reid was listed at Rotoworld's seventh best head coach in the NFL. This was coming off the Chiefs 11-5 season, Reid's first in Kansas City. Last year, Reid was listed as No. 10. This came after the Chiefs missed the playoffs in a 9-7 season.
For this year, Rotoworld ranks Reid No. 5 in the league. He is just behind No. 4 John Harbaugh and just head of No. 6 Mike McCarthy. Rotoworld did a great job describing Reid: a lot more good than bad.
"...Reid is one of the best coaches of his generation, and the best not to win a Super Bowl. Maybe Reid is never going to win the big game. That's fine. He wouldn't be the first great coach to miss out on the ultimate hardware. What Reid provides is all fans can reasonably hope for: An annual contender that's always within striking distance of a deep playoff run. It's a fate that can feel cruel when your team is seemingly always losing in the postseason, but much preferred to never getting there."
The Chiefs have won just one playoff game under Reid so at first glance this might seem like a high ranking but 30-plus wins over three years is no joke. Not many coaches are capable of doing that.
The four coaches ahead of Reid are No. 4 Harbaugh, No. 3 Bruce Arians, No. 2 Pete Carroll and No. 1 Bill Belichick. Outside of Arians, those coaches have been head coaches for a long time and their teams are almost always good. It's a credit to Harbaugh that he's still listed here despite the Ravens five win season.
Top five for Andy Reid shows to me how hard it is to win consistently in the NFL.