Kansas City was already getting the upcoming draft, and now that the Chiefs are Super Bowl champions, the city will also host the 2023 Kickoff Opener. That could be a rematch of Sunday’s game, as Philadelphia is on the Chiefs’ schedule.
In terms of players, Kansas City should be able to keep its team pretty much intact. The team could lose JuJu Smith-Schuster, who signed a one-year deal last March, and fellow receiver Mecole Hardman is due to become a free agent. The club is expected to use its franchise tag on left tackle Orlando Brown Jr.
Meanwhile, in the traditional Monday morning news conference with the Super Bowl’s winning coach and game MVP (Patrick Mahomes), Kansas City’s Andy Reid gave a cryptic answer when asked about whether he’s considering retirement.
“I haven’t put much thought into it,” he said. “I’ve got this guy over here [Mahomes] that’s a pretty good player, so I’m doing OK.”
Mahomes was a bit more affirmative.
“I’ve said it before, but as long as Andy Reid’s coaching us, we’re always going to have a chance,” the quarterback said. “So I’ll keep the big guy around a couple more years at least and we’ll try to get back to this game as many times as possible.”