The Kansas City Chiefs are coming off a second Super Bowl title under head coach Andy Reid, and many believe that this team, led by superstar quarterback Patrick Mahomes can continue to dominate and potentially come out on top again next season.
Although there’s nothing but positivity flowing through Kansas City at the moment, and for good reason considering the team’s position heading into the 2023 campaign, Reid isn’t thrilled with the direction the NFL is headed.
Reid made his feelings about the direction of the league known this week, as he’s clearly not a fan of the new fair catch rule on kickoffs.
The veteran head coach believes the league is becoming soft and that it will only be a matter of time before teams are playing flag football in the NFL via Ari Meirov of The 33rd Team.
#Chiefs HC Andy Reid on the new fair catch rule for kickoffs: "My thing is, where does it stop, right? … You don't want to take too many pieces away and you'll be playing flag football."
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) May 24, 2023
Every year the league takes steps toward making the game safer with rule changes like these, and it comes as no surprise that old-school head coaches like Reid would disapprove or be concerned about where the game is headed.
This is a legitimate concern, however, as football may lose its appeal if it starts to become more like flag football rather than the physically brutal sport that made it so popular in this country.
Unfortunately for Reid, the league will almost certainly continue to make subtle changes in the years to come to make the game as safe as possible, which may ultimately result in a completely different experience in the near future.NEXT: Patrick Mahomes Clears The Air About His Contract Situation