Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid made it clear shortly after his team's 25-22 overtime win over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LVIII on Sunday night that he was returning for another season, even though He will be 66 years old in March.

Reid confirmed the decision during Monday's press conference and also addressed the numerous retirement rumors that have swirled around his status ahead of Sunday's game.

“I actually didn't even think about it [retiring],” Reid insisted, as he shared Charean Williams from Pro Football Talk. “I am asked about it. I'm still very impressed with the match and what happened there, so I didn't really wonder why or what or anything else. But people keep asking me about it.”

Interestingly, Reid mentioned that former New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick (71) and former Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll (72) “retired” after Week 18. None of the players are affected, and at least Belichick could return to playing on the NFL's fringes as early as the 2025 season.

Before Super Bowl LVIII, quarterback Patrick Mahomes, general manager Brett Veach and Chiefs president/general manager Clark Hunt suggested that Reid would return for another campaign, regardless of whether he won a third Super Bowl ring in his four years in Kansas City. However, it was later reported that Reid “may take a week or two after the season for things to calm down before we make any final decisions” on his future.

Reid clearly doesn't need that much time.

“I'm an old guy now, so I guess I'll be asked about it,” Reid added that he had received questions about a possible retirement. “And I really wasn't there. I really didn't think about it.”

After Sunday's match, Reid did fourth on the all-time list with 284 NFL wins (combined regular season and postseason) by a head coach. Belichick is second with 333 wins, behind Don Shula who has 347 career wins.

It's unclear what, if anything, the pursuit of Shula means for Reid, but “Big Red” seems eager to continue coaching Mahomes as the signal-caller looks to at least match the seven Super Bowl titles won by Tom Brady during his legendary career.



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