If there is one reason that the Andy Reid hire is perfect for Kansas City, it is his track record with quarterbacks. He drafted Donovan McNabb out of Syracuse and saw him become one of the top quarterbacks of all time and a possible Hall of Famer.
Beyond that, he made Kevin Kolb look competent enough that Arizona traded for him and overpaid him. He helped Nick Foles out to a promising start, and perhaps most impressively, he coached Michael Vick into a more complete quarterback than he had ever been…after Vick had spent extended time in prison!
Of course, the quarterback position was bound to improve. Matt Cassel and Brady Quinn were abysmal last year. Whichever young quarterback whom Reid takes—be in Geno Smith, Mike Glennon, Tyler Wilson, Matt Barkley, Tyler Bray or someone else—should have some success right away.
They certainly will get plenty of chances since no Reid offense since 2004 has ranked lower than 13th against the pass. Given Reid’s track record, there is no reason to doubt him at quarterback. And if he is wrong, it will be another long season in Kansas City.