Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid was named the NFL 101 Award’s AFC Coach of the Year in a vote of national media members. The first-year coach will pick up his award March 1st at the black tie event held at the Westin Crown Center Hotel in Kansas City.
Reid is the fourth Chiefs coach to be honored, with Hank Stram, Marty Schottenheimer and Todd Haley previously being honored. He remains one of the favorites to take home AP NFL Coach of the Year and will likely face the stiffest competition from Ron Rivera, the NFC 101 winner.
Unfortunately, Reid will be the only national winner from Kansas City honored at the 101 Awards. Running Back Jamaal Charles lost out on AFC Offensive Player of the Year to Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning.
You should, however, expect to see Charles at the event since the Chiefs team winners of player and rookie of the year will get an invite along with the latest inductee into the Chiefs Hall of Fame.
Speaking of awards for Charles, there’s still a chance Charles nabs OPOY with the AP when Manning takes home MVP.