Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt mentioned at the Super Bowl that he plans to sit down with HC Andy Reid and GM John Dorsey this offseason and discuss contract extensions for the two of them.
“Both he and Andy … I would expect to sit down with them over the course of the next year and sit down and talk about an extension,” Hunt said, via Terez A. Paylor of the Kansas City Star. “Let me frame it this way: I’m very satisfied with the job both of them have done, and I really like the way the two of them have worked together.”
Clark spoke highly of the job Dorsey and Reid have done since coming to Kansas City.
“John, the job he’s done in building depth and competition on the roster — and I think those were areas we were probably weak in when he joined the franchise — I think that’s made a very big difference for us,” Hunt said. “Certainly, a number of his draft picks have played well. Not only first-round guys, but guys down through the rounds.
“And then Andy, I think you would have a hard time finding a four-year period for the Chiefs — other than (the one including) Super Bowl 1 and Super Bowl 3 — where we’ve had (this) kind of success, whether it’s talking about 2013, where we opened undefeated for eight or nine weeks, last year, where we were 1-5 and somehow recovered from that to win 10 straight games and make the playoffs and then win the playoff game in Houston, or this year, going 12-4 and winning the West … He’s done a great job.”
Clark also confirmed that Dorsey is, in fact, under contract with the team through the 2017 season, despite reports that mentioned he could be a candidate to take over for Packers GM Ted Thompson if he retires.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reported a few weeks that the Chiefs would try to extend Reid’s contract this offseason and with Dorsey aligned to him, it makes sense to see if they can get both deals done.
Reid, 58, spent 14 seasons as the Eagles’ head coach before he was fired in 2013. The Chiefs quickly hired him as their head coach and he has led them to a record of Reid is 43-21 67.2 percent to go along with three playoff appearances in four years.
Under Reid, the Chiefs have yet to produce a losing season.
We’ll have more regarding contract extensions for Reid and Dorsey as the news is available.