Chiefs owner Clark Hunt shuts down Andy Reid retirement speculation: ‘Incredibly energized and excited’

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.

Chiefs owner Clark Hunt speaks with head coach Andy Reid before the Tennessee Titans game at Arrowhead Stadium on November 6, 2022 in Kansas City, Missouri. (David Eulitt/Getty Images)

«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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Travis Kelce and head coach Andy Reid of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrate after defeating the Philadelphia Eagles 38-35 in Super Bowl LVII at State Farm Stadium on February 12, 2023 in Glendale, Arizona. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

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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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Clark Hunt lifts the Lombardi Trophy after Super Bowl LVII at State Farm Stadium on February 12, 2023 in Glendale, Arizona. (Cooper Neill/Getty Images)

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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.»