Patrick Mahomes fell into a great position with Andy Reid as his head coach. They both have been reaping the benefits of the relationship. The pair have won two Super Bowls together and are looking to add more to the trophy case. In a recent interview, Mahomes talked about his relationship with Reid and how it goes beyond football.
Patrick Mahomes On Special Relationship With Andy Reid
Mahomes went on the AP Pro Football Podcast with Rob Maaddi and gave a heartfelt response when asked about Reid. “He’s meant the world to me. He’s just the best. He’s the best coach, obviously, one of the best coaches of all time, but he’s just one of the best people of all time. He’s learned how to get the most out of me every day. He doesn’t let me be satisfied with where I’m at. He teaches me a ton. Not only the quarterback position, but how to be a leader and how to be a great dad and how to be a great husband.
He lets me be who I am every single day. I think if I’d have went to some other places, I would’ve had to learn how to play the quarterback position a different way, and he just lets me play the quarterback position the way that I want to play it. I think that’s what’s made me such a different type of quarterback in this league.” While Reid has been instrumental in Mahomes becoming a better quarterback, he also credits him for who he has become as a person.
Chiefs Looking To Defend The Title
It won’t be easy in the AFC. There are a lot of teams that are going to be coming for the Chiefs. Repeating in general is difficult to do as you have a target on your back. However, it is tough to bet against Mahomes and Reid. Despite all of the reasons to doubt them last year, they pulled through and won it all. The same questions are being asked this year. The receiving corp is a little weak and it puts a lot of pressure on Travis Kelce. These could turn into problems but right now, I trust that Mahomes will elevate the group.
Patrick Mahomes and Andy Reid have the potential to go down as one of the best quarterback-head coach tandems in league history. If they can add a couple more championships to their resume, it will be hard to keep them out of the conversation.