At Super Bowl 57 media day, Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid spoke about facing off against the Philadelphia Eagles, his former team.
The Kansas City Chiefs clinched their spot in the Super Bowl for the third time in four years after defeating the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Championship Game. Head coach Andy Reid is looking to win his second Lombardi Trophy but will have to face off against his former team in the Philadelphia Eagles.
Given the matchup, Super Bowl 57 was dubbed the “Andy Reid Bowl.”
While speaking with FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer at Super Bowl 57 media day on Monday night, Reid was asked about facing off against the Eagles, the team that fired him after the 2012 season. Reid had nothing but nice things to say about his former team.
“It’s a great organization. I’ve had 14 years there and I loved every minute of it,” said Reid. “I’ve been 10 years at Kansas City, loved every minute of that. I’m proud of some of these old guys for the Eagles. I’m proud of my guys for the Chiefs. Let’s go.”
Andy Reid speaks on facing his former team in the Eagles in Super Bowl 57
Reid then spoke with NFL Network analyst and former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Irvin at his podium, and again had nothing but nice things to say about the Eagles.
"“I’ve got a lot of close friends with the Eagles,” said Reid. “Some of the players are guys that I had the chance to be in the draft with, and bring them in and coach them. I’m proud of those guys for what they’ve done and proud of Howie Roseman for retooling the organization. Nick [Sirianni’s] done a nice job coaching them, and Jeff Lurie is a phenomenal owner. So I’ve still got fond memories of Philadelphia.”"
Reid spent seven years with the Green Bay Packers as an assistant offensive line coach, a tight ends coach, quarterbacks coach, and assistant head coach before he received his first head coaching gig with the Eagles in 1999. His stint in Philadelphia lasted for 14 years, where he held a 130-93-1 record in the regular season. In the playoffs, he led the Eagles to the NFC Championship Game five times, including four years in a row from 2001-04.
After the Eagles parted ways with Reid, he found his way to the Chiefs. Kansas City experienced success during his 10 years, especially after they drafted quarterback Patrick Mahomes. They’ve made it to the AFC Championship Game in the past five seasons, and they won Super Bowl 54 in the 2019 campaign.
Glazer mentioned during the FOX Sports’ broadcast of Super Bowl 57 media day that after speaking with Reid last Thursday that the head coach is much more relaxed heading into the big game than he has in the past. Specifically, Reid stayed up until 5:30 a.m. after the AFC Championship Game responding to text and voice messages.
“I’m trying to enjoy it,” Glazer recalled Reid telling him. “You know in the past, it was different for me. This time I’m really trying to enjoy it. After the AFC Championship Game, I actually stayed up until about 5:30 in the morning, I returned every single voice message, text message sent to me until my wife Tammy started yelling at me to come to bed like ‘What are you doing? You’re too old to be staying up until 5:30 in the morning doing this.'”
Super Bowl 57, aka the “Andy Reid Bowl,” aka the “Kelce Bowl,” takes place on Sunday, Feb. 12 at 6:30 p.m. ET and will be broadcasted on FOX.