Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid responded with a life lesson handed down to him by his parents when asked about the possibility that he could retire after Super Bowl LVIII.
“My mom and dad told me this when they were working,” Reid said Tuesday, according to ESPN’s Adam Teicher. “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. … Somewhere, you’re going to know when it’s time. Today’s not the day.”
Reid is approaching the end of his 25th season as an NFL head coach. Despite his career mileage, the Chiefs’ front office doesn’t sense that he could be near the end.
“I have no sense from Andy that he’s ready to retire,” Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt said on Sirius XM’s “Mad Dog Sports Radio.” “We have that conversation each offseason, and so that’s a conversation we’ll have at the end of the year, but I am not expecting him to retire. He loves what he’s doing. I know he’s energized by the team that he has.”
He added: “I look forward to having Andy for many more years.”
General manager Brett Veach also previously agreed that he thought Reid had a “good chunk of time left,” per Teicher.
Reid has led the Chiefs to four Super Bowl appearances in five years. He’ll be aiming to capture his third Super Bowl on Sunday when he matches up against the San Francisco 49ers, who the Chiefs previously beat in Super Bowl Super Bowl LIV.