Kansas City’s head coach isn’t done yet.
On Sunday night, the Kansas City Chiefs completed the toughest playoff series ever by the DVOA metric, capping it with a 25-22 overtime victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LVIII.
Some members of the media are wondering: If the Chiefs emerged victorious in Sunday’s game, would their 65-year-old head coach, Andy Reid, take the opportunity to ride off into the sunset?
When Clark Hunt, Kansas City’s president and CEO, was asked about it immediately after the game, he said he fully expected Reid to return in 2024.
So, at Reid’s press conference Monday morning in Las Vegas, ESPN Adam Teicher asked the question bluntly: would he be back next season?
“Yes,” the three-time Super Bowl winner replied.
When asked to explain why he’s not yet ready to call it a career, Reid didn’t have a complex answer.
“I honestly didn’t even think about it,” he said. “I’m still kind of into the game and what happened there. So I really didn’t think, “Why? or what?” or something else.”
Since head coaches Bill Belichick and Pete Carroll were both recently released by the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks respectively, Reid is now the longest serving active head coach in the league. So now Reid thinks it’s his turn to be questioned.
“They asked those old guys,” he noted, “but I’m the old guy now – so I guess I’ll be asked that question. (But) I really didn’t go there; I haven’t really thought about it.
So there you have it, Chiefs Kingdom. Reid will lead Kansas City’s effort to become the first team in the Super Bowl era to win three consecutive Super Bowls.
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