Kansas City Chiefs Head coach Andy Reid isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, owner and CEO Clark Hunt said Sunday.
Hunt confirmed that the team has no intention of looking for a replacement for long. nfl head coach despite speculation that he was thinking of retiring before the Super Bowl in early February.
«That has never come up in my conversations with Andy,» Hunt told reporters from training camp in St. Joseph, Missouri, on Sunday.
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«I think, as I recall his response, that someone asked him the question and I don’t think he stopped to think about it and had a life of its own for a few weeks until Andy said, ‘No, I’m not thinking about that.'»
Hunt was referring to a report by FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer, who said Reid admitted during an interview where he had a «decision» to make after Super Bowl LVII.
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«I asked Andy, ‘If you win this game, will this be the last time we see you practice?’ It wasn’t a ‘no,’ but he said, ‘Look, I’m not getting any younger. I still have a young quarterback. I have a decision to make after this game,'» Glazer reported at the time.
After defeating philadelphia eagles, Reid later clarified that he had no plans to retire.
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«The way I look at Andy, he’s still incredibly full of energy and enthusiasm,» Hunt added on Sunday. «He’s about the Kansas City Chiefs and he’s trying to get us back to the playoffs and win another Super Bowl. I think he has as much energy and passion as I’ve seen in the last 10 years he’s been with us.»
Hunt added that he hopes he won’t have to come up with a replacement plan «for a long time.»