Super Bowl 2023: Chiefs’ Andy Reid silences retirement speculation after beating Eagles

Both coaching staffs of the Super Bowl LVII participants – the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles – could look different next season. Both Eagles coordinators have received significant interest in head coaching positions, and Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy has also received interest from several other teams.

One person who won’t leave Kansas City is Andy Reid, who silenced retirement talks after his team defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 38-35 in Super Bowl LVII and gave the franchise its second NFL championship in four seasons.

“I look in the mirror and I’m old,” Reid said (via The Washington Post). “My heart is young though. I still love what I do. I’ve been asked that 50 times on here. In the end I’m just like, ‘Whatever, man. It doesn’t matter.’ … I’m fine with what I’m doing right now … Listen, if they have me, I’m staying here.”

The resignation speculation began hours before the Super Bowl. Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer said spoke to the Chiefs head coach, who is five weeks away from his 65th birthday, about the possibility of retiring after Sunday’s game. Glazer said Reid does not categorically deny the idea.

According to Glazer, Reid said he’s not getting any younger and still has a young quarterback (Patrick Mahomes is 27) to coach. Reid told Glazer he had to make a decision after that game.

This decision appears to have been made after Reid became the 14th head coach to win multiple Super Bowl titles and the fourth head coach to have 200 or more regular-season wins and multiple Super Bowl titles (Bill Belichick, Tom Landry, Don Shula). The 2022 season was Reid’s 24th season as an NFL head coach and his 10th with the Chiefs. He has a record of 247-138-1 in the regular season, earning the fifth most regular-season coaching win in league history. Additionally, his 22-16 playoff record gives him the second-highest postseason wins of all time, behind only Bill Belichick’s New England Patriots head coach with 31-13 wins and losses.

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