Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid brought a little levity to the week leading up to Super Bowl LV, checking in with Rich Salgado on Big Daddy & Friends to discuss a number of topics, including his renowned recipe for mac and cheese.
True to his trademark self-deprecating form, Reid provided Sportsnaut with a fun little update on his unique cuisine.
Andy Reid lightens up Super Bowl LV media week
“As long as my waistline keeps growing with it, I figure it’s pretty good,” Reid said of his mac and cheese. Reid added that he hasn’t really needed to make any alterations to his cooking, saying, “I’ve kept it pretty status quo.”
Reid doesn’t shy away from dietary issues, as he’s always sported a heavier-set figure throughout his time coaching the Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles. Since landing in Kansas City, the 62-year-old coach has become affectionately known as “Big Red.”
Typically Reid celebrates victories with his favorite meal, a cheeseburger. He said earlier this week he might need a double one of those if his team manages to hoist the Lombardi Trophy for a second straight time.
As Reid, Patrick Mahomes and the reigning champion Chiefs prepare to take on Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, it’s clear KC’s coach is in good spirits. That’s probably thanks in part to the fact that he’s got the most talented, accomplished young quarterback of the current generation in Mahomes, who took home Super Bowl MVP honors last year when the Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49ers.
Whatever is fueling Reid to come up with exotic play designs and incredible schemes to help Mahomes and the offense fly, it’s clearly working. Now, Reid is on the precipice of back-to-back championships, and as long as Mahomes is under center, there’s no signs Kansas City is slowing down.