SUPER BOWL LVII
Will Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid retire after Super Bowl LVII?
Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid took his first NFL head coach job with Super Bowl opponents Philadelphia Eagles in the 1990s.
In case you hadn’t realised, there’s not long to go until the biggest game of the NFL season as the Philadelphia Eagles take on the Kansas City Chiefs at Super Bowl LVII. And it appears as if there is a reasonable chance that the game in Glendale, Arizona could be Chiefs head coach Andy Reid’s last ever NFL game.
What did Chiefs head coach Andy Reid say about retiring?
Less than a week after Kansas City Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt said he “thought Reid was having too much fun coaching the Chiefs right now”, Jay Glazer, who covers the NFL for FOX Sports, revealed that Reid had told him the opposite might be true: “Look, I’m not getting any younger, I still have a young quarterback. I have a decision I have to make after this game.’”
64-year-old Reid is one of the NFL’s elder statesmen having first got involved as assistant offensive line and tight ends coach with the Green Bay Packers in 1992. After four years in that role and a further season in Wisconsin as quarterbacks coach and assistant head coach, he then took up his first head coach job with the Eagles, one of the most interesting sub-plots in this year’s Super Bowl.
How long as Andy Reid been a head coach in the NFL?
Reid was in charge of The Birds for 13 years between 1999 and 2012 but despite receiving various coach-of-the-year awards in that time, only once reached the season’s showpiece, however, losing to New England Patriots at Super Bowl XXXIX.
How many times has Andy Reid won the Super Bowl?
The veteran coach moved to the Chiefs in 2013 and finally got his hands on the Lombardi Trophy in 2020 at Super Bowl LIV, as his team defeated the San Francisco 49ers, with Patrick Mahomes named MVP. Both Reid and Mahomes would settle for a repeat performance today.
And if his team wins in Arizona, he couldn’t really ask for a better way to go out, could he?