The pursuit of a Super Bowl title is now over for Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid. Reid, with a known reputation for being a good man and very good coach, has had many teams come close, but never quite clenched the Lombardi trophy. After 21 years, Reid finally won ‘the game’ and he tells Brian Mitchell and Scott Linn how surreal the feeling was.
“It doesn’t sink into you right away,” Reid began. “I think it probably hit me during the parade yesterday. It was an awesome experience. It was a great reward for our whole organization. To see the look on their face was great.”
During the course of the Chiefs Championship run, they had to overcome three straight double-digit deficits, the most 10 plus point comebacks in NFL post-season history. Reid cites his team’s unwavering attitude as motivation to get back into each of those playoffs games and the Super Bowl.
“That wasn’t our deal during the season,” Reid stated. “I don’t know where that came from in the post-season. That’s hard on the heart. Nobody wavered, which was the best part to see. They all trusted each other. That’s the ultimate trust.”
Super Bowl LIV’s MVP was none other than Coach Reid’s 24 year-old gun-slinging quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Mahomes, on third and fifteen, down 21-10 made perhaps the biggest play of his young career when he connected with Tyreek Hill on a 44-yard bomb, which would lead to a Chiefs score and swing the momentum of the game. Reid credits Mahomes for taking initiative for the play call, “2-3 Jet Chip Wasp”.
“I’m loving that play right now,” Reid expressed to Brian and Scott. “That was a good one. It was one Patrick wanted at that particular time. You got Tyreek out there who runs faster than any human in the National Football League. He was able to get himself open, and the last words Patrick said to him were ‘keep running’.”