ONE of the most successful coaches of the modern era, Andy Reid remains a force to be reckoned with.

Reid’s Kansas City Chiefs are set to face the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, January 29 for a spot in what would be their third Super Bowl in four years.

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Reid will be hoping star quarterback Patrick Mahomes can fire the Chiefs toward another Super Bowl[/caption]

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Reid has a 247-138-1 record as a head coach[/caption]

The 64-year-old has been a constant in football for 41 seasons, 31 of which he’s spent in the NFL.

And while his love for the game doesn’t seem to have waivered, aging is inevitable and some have wondered when he might hang up the headset.

Speaking to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, one scout reportedly said that they could see Reid stepping away from the game should the Chiefs win the Super Bowl this year.

They said: “I just think at some point he could make the life decision to walk away from the grind,” going on to say, “I could at least see it.”

Reid has yet to give any hint that retirement is on his mind, telling SiriusXM in August 2022: “I still get to that Fourth of July, and all of a sudden the juices start going. You’re going, ‘Man, I can’t wait to get back.’”

Whenever Reid does decide to swap the tracksuit for one of his famed Hawaiian shirts on a permanent basis, the ramifications for the Chiefs would seemingly go far beyond just a head coaching change.

Speaking on the Pat McAfee Show, All-Pro tight end Travis Kelce, 33, spoke glowingly about Reid, admitting that “I don’t see myself ever playing for another head coach.”

While for Reid, a spot in the Hall of Fame would surely be waiting for him.

Reid is currently fifth in NFL history in games in games coached (386) and won (247) – the latter being just three games behind Dallas Cowboys legend, Tom Landry in fourth.

He’s also joint ninth in Conference Championships with his former employer at the Green Bay Packers Mike Holmgren, and Hall of Famers Bill Walsh and Bill Parcells.

Should the Chiefs beat the Bengals this weekend, Reid would be behind only Bill Belichick and Hall of Famers Landry, and Don Shula in Conference titles.

If that weren’t enough to stake his claim, according to ESPN’s Field Yates, following their Divisional Round win against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Reid became “the first coach in NFL history to lead two separate franchises to 10 playoff victories.”

But before anyone in Canton can start measuring Reid up for the coveted gold jacket, his focus will be solely set on this weekend and the potential of a second Super Bowl ring.

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Kelce (L) has said he can’t see himself “ever playing for another head coach”[/caption]

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Reid also spent fourteen years with the Philadelphia Eagles[/caption]

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