Chiefs rumors: Andy Reid set to become NFL's highest-paid coach

Mike Florio can stop lying about retirement rumors now.

Super Bowl LVIII - Winning Head Coach and MVP Press Conference
Super Bowl LVIII - Winning Head Coach and MVP Press Conference / Ethan Miller/GettyImages
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Mike Florio can stop lying about retirement rumors now.

Andy Reid is about to become a very rich man. It also means he's about to stay very much employed by the Kansas City Chiefs.

As it turns out, the ability to coach a team toward previously unheard-of milestones while working with the game's best quarterback is a strong temptation to stay in a head coaching role, no matter what age you are. As Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs aim for the league's first three-peat—three consecutive Super Bowl wins in a row—Andy Reid is here for all of it.

NFL reporter Tom Pelissero posted the news on Monday morning that the Chiefs and Andy Reid are in the midst of contract negotiations on a new deal that will keep him on the sidelines in K.C. for an undisclosed amount of time for an undisclosed amount of money. However, Pelissero noted it would make Reid the highest-paid coach in the game.

The news flies in the face of multiple posts or stories that surfaced this offseason from Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio who has promoted the idea that Andy Reid is likely ready to retire.

Per Pelissero, nothing is done yet and contract negotiations haven't even started, but both Reid and Brett Veach will be taken care of this offseason. The Chiefs have bigger organizational fish to fry in the interim with free agency set to begin in two weeks—namely what to do about the futures of defensive tackle Chris Jones and cornerback L'Jarius Sneed.

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