I love Andy Reid. One of the top coaches in NFL history. Feel like he's the Marty Schottenheimer of this generation -- a guy who could take over just about any team in the NFL and win. But that shouldn't take away from the fact that he has had some damn good players. In compiling this team, I'm putting it together for a one-year run -- not judging somebody's entire career. And you can probably tell where that statement is leading us.
Note 1: Yes, I cheated (per usual) and selected 12 defenders. That's because Reid is a genius who makes the most of his talent and isn't so rigid that he can't move from a 4-3 in Philly to a 3-4 in K.C. That's why he's successful. Unlike offensive coordinators who think that their precious unit can't handle a tight end, so you TRADE AWAY GREG OLSEN. ARE YOU LISTENING, MIKE MARTZ? Long story short, I've supplied personnel for a 4-3 and a 3-4.
Note 2: The time each player spent under Reid is listed parenthetically.
Quarterback: Michael Vick (Eagles, 2009-2012)
Donovan McNabb would be your answer if you based this on the totality of his career under Reid. No question. I am not disrespecting McNabb. But for one season? Give me Vick. The 2010 campaign -- when he threw 21 touchdowns with just six interceptions in 12 games while adding 676 rushing touchdowns and nine more scores -- was one of my favorite quarterback seasons ever.
Running back: Brian Westbrook (Eagles, 2002-09)
A perennial all-purpose star under Reid, Westbrook had his best season in 2007, when he amassed 2,104 total yards and 12 touchdowns. And it could have been more, had he not taken a knee at the end of a win against the Cowboys -- a move that secured the dub but deprived fantasy dorks of six points.
Running back: Jamaal Charles (Chiefs, 2013-16)
He was already a great running back before Reid's arrival, but his best season occurred during Reid's first year in Kansas City. Charles racked up 1,980 yards and 19 total touchdowns. Although I'm almost positive the majority of those TDs came in one game at Oakland.
Wide receiver: Terrell Owens (Eagles, 2004-05)
Wide receiver: DeSean Jackson (Eagles, 2008-2012)
Tight end: Travis Kelce (Chiefs, 2013-present)
One of the best tight ends in the game, no doubt. Fresh off a season where he set a career high with eight touchdowns. And he was nominated by Nickelodeon for the "King of Swag" award this year. Obviously, this was part of Reid's influence.
Offensive tackle: Tra Thomas (Eagles, 1998-2008)
Offensive tackle: Jason Peters (Eagles, 2009-2012)
Offensive guard: Jermane Mayberry (Eagles, 1999-2004)
Offensive guard: Shawn Andrews (Eagles, 2004-09)
Andrews was a two-time Pro Bowler -- and a first-team All-Pro in 2006. He made the Eagles' 75th anniversary team.
Center: Jason Kelce (Eagles, 2011-12)
Kelce, who has made two Pro Bowls in his ongoing career, started all 16 games as a rookie under Reid in 2011. And he'll provide entertainment at this imaginary team's faux victory parade.
Defensive end: Hugh Douglas (Eagles, 1999-2002, 2004)
Thought to be ill-suited for Bill Parcells' 3-4 defense with the Jets, the former Defensive Rookie of the Year was traded to Philly for a second- and fifth-round pick. The move paid great dividends to the Eagles. Douglas ranks fourth on the Eagles' all-time sack list (54.5), behind Reggie White, Trent Cole and Clyde Simmons.
Defensive end: Trent Cole (Eagles, 2005-12)
Speaking of sack leaders, as you saw above, Cole ranks second in Eagles history, behind only the legendary Reggie White. He also made two Pro Bowls during his time under Reid.
Defensive tackle: Corey Simon (Eagles, 2000-04)
Defensive tackle: Dontari Poe (Chiefs, 2013-16)
Poe was in his second season in Kansas City when Reid arrived, and he proceeded to make consecutive Pro Bowls. Poe remained a presence for the Chiefs until he bounced for Atlanta in 2017.
Outside linebacker: Justin Houston (Chiefs, 2013-present)
Outside linebacker: Tamba Hali (Chiefs, 2013-17)
Hali's 12-year run with the Chiefs came to an end this offseason. He played both defensive end and outside linebacker in Kansas City, where he racked up 89.5 sacks.
Inside linebacker: Jeremiah Trotter (Eagles, 1999-2001, 2004-06, 2009)
Trotter had three separate stints in Philly, and that's where he enjoyed his most success. During his 11-year career, Trotter earned four Pro Bowl nominations -- all under Reid.
Inside linebacker: Derrick Johnson (Chiefs, 2013-17)
Cornerback: Asante Samuel (Eagles, 2008-2011)
Samuel played for both Bill Belichick and Reid -- and was one of the best CBs of his era. He came to Philadelphia in 2008 and led the league in picks the following year -- the second time he'd accomplished that feat in the NFL.
Cornerback: Marcus Peters (Chiefs, 2015-17)
Peters was traded to the Los Angeles Rams in the offseason, but he is quickly becoming one of the best players in the game -- yes, even with the explosive demeanor.
Free safety: Brian Dawkins (Eagles, 1999-2008)
Strong safety: Eric Berry (Chiefs, 2013-present)
A player some might consider Reid's best player in Kansas City. Berry is coming off a season-ending Achilles injury, the third major medical issue of his career. Regardless, he is still one of the best to ever play his position.
Kicker: David Akers (Eagles, 1999-2010)
Yes, you might only remember him from his draft trollage in Dallas this year. But he was one of the most effective NFL kickers in his day. Dude was automatic.
Punter: Dustin Colquitt (Chiefs, 2013-present)
He's a 13-year veteran with the Chiefs, being a holdover from a number of coaches. He's made two Pro Bowls during his career, including one under Reid in 2016.
Returner: Tyreek Hill (Chiefs, 2016-present)
Let's use Hill as our special team's ace and third receiver. He made the Pro Bowl as a returner two years ago and as a wideout last year.