Andy Reid Makes First Comments Ahead of Eagles Rematch

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid made his first comments on Thursday to Philadelphia media on facing the Eagles again.
Feb 12, 2023; Glendale, AZ, USA; Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid and Philadelphia Eagles
Feb 12, 2023; Glendale, AZ, USA; Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid and Philadelphia Eagles / The Republic-USA TODAY Sports

Week 11 of the 2023 season brings with it a huge matchup for the Philadelphia Eagles as they take on the Kansas City Chiefs. Not only is this a rematch of last year's Super Bowl, but it also marks another game for Chiefs head coach Andy Reid against his former team.

Reid spoke with the Philadelphia media for the first time on Thursday to break down the upcoming showdown.

First and foremost, Reid stated the Eagles are "still a very good football team" following their offseason changes.

That includes on defense, where Jonathan Gannon departed and Sean Desai took his place. Reid believes Desai is doing a great job in his first year helming this unit.

Speaking of that group, Reid was very complimentary of the players who are leading Philadelphia's stout run defense. He said the team drafted "a really good player," which is likely standout rookie Jalen Carter, while also joking No. 91 (Fletcher Cox) "doesn't seem to get old."

Reid had some things to say about quarterback Jalen Hurts as well. He noted he's a "big fan" of the dual threat who "always seems to be in control."

Eagles fans should expect nothing less than pure class from the team's ex-head coach. He obviously still holds a ton of respect toward the organization, and it's clear he enjoys seeing familiar faces again. As the ultimate competitor, Reid surely enjoys the challenge of trying to find ways to beat one of the leaugue's top contenders again as well.

With the Chiefs and Eagles both having obvious paths to the Super Bowl, it'd be no surprise if this matchup is just a taste of what's to come in February.

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