Reid’s first Super Bowl win was for late son, Garrett

Andy Reid keeps his late son, Garrett, in thoughts while celebrating the Chiefs' first Super Bowl triumph in 50 years.



February 4, 2020 - 11:08 AM

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid walks next to his son, Garrett Reid, after the Eagles beat the New York Giants to win the NFC East division in 2001. Photo by Yong Kim/Philadelphia Daily News/TNS

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — As the clock struck zero, Andy Reid thought about his son Garrett.

Reid had just won his first Super Bowl as head coach, and while his mind must have been racing with countless thoughts, the memory of his son, who died tragically 7½ years ago, lingered.

“You can’t help but think of him,” Reid said Sunday after his Chiefs had rallied past the 49ers, 31-20, in Super Bowl LIV. “Absolutely.”

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