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Andy Reid enjoyed a ‘couple free meals,’ but now focused on next season

The Kansas City Chiefs have been basking in the afterglow of their Super Bowl LIV victory for about a month now, and deservedly so. While it’s certainly been a fun ride, Andy Reid has recognized it’s time to turn the page and focus on the 2020 season.

Addressing the frenetic fallout and accompanying revelry following the Chiefs’ thrilling 31-20 comeback victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Feb. 2 in Miami, Reid acknowledged the myriad benefits of being a Super Bowl champion. That being said, Reid knows resting on their laurels much longer will prove detrimental to the Chiefs’ prospects of another title run.

“You only have a short time to enjoy that and then you’ve got to move on,” Reid said, per Adam Teicher of ESPN. “That’s where we’re at. We took a little time off after the game, after the parade and that, and then we dove right back in and got busy and we’re still doing that. That won’t stop.

“I stay in the office so I’m kind of isolated a little bit that way. So there’s not much change there. I’m sure for the players if you talk to them, they’re out there, they’re being recognized as world champs. I have gotten a couple free meals. That was nice. But I’m not out there that much to where I’m affected by it too much.”

No word on whether any of those comped meals involved a repeat of the “biggest cheeseburger you’ve ever seen” that Reid intended to eat following the Super Bowl victory.

Kidding aside, Reid knows all too well that there will be no shortage of potential pitfalls and obstacles that will confront the Chiefs next season, especially given the team will have targets on the backs of their jerseys.

“We’ve got to make sure we’re on our A game as we come into the season,” Reid noted.