Is Andy Reid Going To Retire After Super Bowl 58?

    Rumors of Andy Reid’s potential retirement have roared in recent weeks. However, the Chiefs HC addressed the rumors before Super Bowl 58.

    Andy Reid is attempting to lift his third Lombardi Trophy after Super Bowl 58, but rumors surround the potential retirement of the Kansas City Chiefs head coach.

    Speculation over Reid’s future has persisted over recent weeks and months, but speaking before the Super Bowl, the future Hall of Fame head coach quashed any further talk of an impending retirement.

    Could Andy Reid Retire After Super Bowl 58?

    Reid has been a coach in the NFL since 1992 when he joined the Green Bay Packers. He got his first head coaching job in 1999 with the Philadelphia Eagles and has been successful ever since.

    However, it is with the Chiefs that “Big Red” has got the most recognition, as he turned Kansas City into a dynasty with Patrick Mahomes under center.

    With two Super Bowl victories already to his name and on the brink of another — as the Chiefs face the San Francisco 49ers at Super Bowl 58 — Reid is considered one of the best head coaches of all time.

    However, at the age of 65, Reid isn’t getting any younger. He is currently the oldest head coach in the NFL after Pete Carroll and Bill Belichick stepped away at the end of the 2023 season.

    Factoring in his age, longevity, and success, Reid has very little left to achieve in the game, which has led to rumors swirling of a potential retirement after Super Bowl 58 — if the Chiefs were to win.

    Reid addressed the retirement rumors at Super Bowl Opening Night when he was inevitably asked about potentially retiring after the game, and he has been clear about his intentions.

    “Am I retiring? Listen, my mom and dad told me this when they were working. They said, ‘You’ll know when it’s time,'” Reid said. “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. Somewhere, you’re going to know when it’s time. Today’s not the day.”

    Several rumors and reports have circled in recent months, and Chiefs owner Clark Hunt isn’t pretending he hasn’t heard the same nose.

    “I’ve heard the same reports that you have and have been surprised to see so many of them out there because I have no sense from Andy that he’s ready to retire,” Hunt said.

    Speaking on whether he will discuss the likelihood of retirement with Reid, Hunt said, “We’ll have that conversation each offseason.”

    “That’s a conversation we’ll have at the end of the year,” Hunt continued. “I am not expecting him to retire. He loves what he’s doing. I know he’s energized by the team that he has. I know that he loves coaching Patrick Mahomes. He’s got a generational quarterback. I look forward to having Andy as our head coach for many more years.”

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    And Hunt is right. Despite Reid’s age, everything is in front of him to continue the Chiefs’ success. With Mahomes entering his prime and signed long-term, there are surely more championship wins on the table for Reid, who has built a dynasty.

    However, Reid is at the back-end of his career, and it is just a matter of how long the legendary head coach can go on. For now, it appears he has plenty of fight left in him.

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