On Tuesday, Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid addressed the possibility he would retire following the Super Bowl against the San Francisco 49ers. Reid, at 65, is now the oldest active head coach in the NFL.
Rumors have come out in the past month that Reid could retire at the end of the postseason. In January, Mike Florio with NBC Sports wrote that the Chiefs had Reid’s potential retirement on their “radar” this winter.
The Kansas City Chiefs don’t know what Andy Reid is thinking
According to Adam Teicher with ESPN, Chiefs’ Chairman Clark Hunt said Tuesday that their front office had received no “sense” from Reid that he is ready to retire shortly:
“I don’t have a sense for what he’s thinking,” Hunt said. “I do know he’s really engaged and enjoying it and I have no sense that he’s going to be ready to retire in the near future. But in terms of how long it goes, I don’t know. Certainly I hope it’s a long time in the future, but we’ll just have to see as we go.”
Reid is still ready to coach
Reid wasn’t more forthcoming with information. According to Teicher’s report, Reid said he’s still “ready to go right now” in terms of coaching the Chiefs:
“My mom and dad told me this when they were working,” Reid said as the Chiefs prepare for Super Bowl LVIII against the San Francisco 49ers. “They said, ‘You’ll know when it’s time,’ and I’m ready to go right now. Let’s go.
“That’s what they would tell me when I was young. I was an inquisitive kid and so that’s the way I look [at it]. Somewhere you’re going to know when it’s time. Today’s not the day.”
Could Reid’s mind change after another Super Bowl win?
Today is not the day Reid would retire, even if he were to step down at the end of the Chiefs season. Reid still has the Super Bowl to coach on Sunday.
What happens after that is up to Reid.
Reid has no reason to leave the dynasty he built if he still enjoys coaching. However, the dynasty could change if another Chiefs’ rumored retirement with tight end Travis Kelce occurs after the Super Bowl.
But no one is retiring from the Chiefs on Tuesday.
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