Kansas City Chiefs general manager Brett Veach remains steadfast in his belief that Andy Reid will continue to lead the organization as head coach in 2024, regardless of the outcome of Sunday’s Super Bowl.
Dismissing rumors of Reid’s potential retirement, Veach emphasized his confidence during an interview with Audacy’s 610 Sports Radio.
“That is not something that I’ve heard directly,” he stated, adding, “I don’t buy one bit of that, for what it’s worth. Maybe I don’t know anything, but I would be shocked more than anybody—and I talk to coach every day.”
Recent weeks have witnessed the departure of several notable veteran coaches, such as Bill Belichick from the New England Patriots, Pete Carroll from the Seattle Seahawks, and Nick Saban’s retirement from Alabama in college football. Despite this trend, it appears that Reid will continue to be a prominent figure in the coaching profession for the foreseeable future.
Addressing speculation about his future, Reid reflected on his readiness to continue coaching. “Am I retiring? Listen, my mom and dad told me this when they were working. They said you’ll know when it’s time,” he shared with reporters.
“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.”
Reid’s coaching journey began with the Philadelphia Eagles, where he spent 14 seasons from 1999 to 2012, making nine playoff appearances and reaching one Super Bowl during that time. However, it was in Kansas City where he found championship success.
Entering his 11th season with the Chiefs, Reid has the opportunity to capture his third Super Bowl title with a victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. This would mark the fourth Super Bowl appearance for the Chiefs in the last five years, solidifying their status as a modern dynasty in the NFL.
With star quarterback Patrick Mahomes leading the charge, the Chiefs boast one of the most potent offenses in NFL history. At just 28 years old, Mahomes is poised to remain a dominant force in the league for years to come.
Given the potential for continued success and multiple Super Bowl runs ahead, Reid is not ready to step away from coaching just yet.