The Chiefs won the AFC No. 1 seed on Sunday, which means they will be the only playoffs this season.
Now head coach Andy Reid will take another week off for some of his players.
Reid said on Monday: “Some people will have the opportunity to rest.” Kansas City Star. “I have done this in the past. I have rested, yes.”
Per Herbie Teope Kansas City Star, Reid emphasized that the chiefs are a senior group that will not forget drama. In addition, many of them can use their rest time after experiencing the ordeals of the season.
Reid’s history with stationary players goes back a long time, but when he did it in 2017, quarterback Patrick Mahomes played against the Broncos for the first time. That was before everyone knew how great Mahomes would be, and Kansas City won the game 27-24.
Mahomes may be one of the players resting during the Chargers’ annual Midwest tour on Sunday. Although Reid did not specify who should rest, he did say that if Mahomes did not participate in the game, Chad Henne would become the club’s quarterback.