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Chiefs HC Andy Reid explains his celebratory tackle of Chris Jones after Super Bowl LVIII

The head coaching career of Andy Reid is seemingly destined to end with an enshrinement into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The Kansas City Chiefs adding a third title has put them in the same conversation as some of the league’s greatest dynasties.

Reid’s trust and passion for his players’ success has made him a favorite wherever he’s coached. The viral video of the 65-year-old coach playfully tackling defensive tackle Chris Jones was a prime example of his relationship. He explained the moment to reporters during Tuesday’s press conference.

“I was so happy for him (Chris Jones),” Reid explained. “I kind of had been riding him a little bit. We needed him in there, and he was spent; he was tired, but he sucked it up, and he got out there, and he pushed himself probably further than he thought he could push himself.

“He took himself to that state, that wrestling state where you got to really reach down in there and kind of get through that evil thing that is kicking your butt internally. He did that, and I was so proud of him for that.”

The question remains regarding the future of Jones in Kansas City as his one-year deal is over, and he can test free agency this offseason. Reid reminded reporters of general manager Brett Veach’s comments about focusing on retaining the All-Pro defensive tackle.

“I think (General Manager Brett) Veach has said it before, we’d love to have him (Chris Jones) back,” said Reid. “They just have to work all that out, but I think that the effort will be there probably on both parts to try to get something done.”

The prospect of signing Jones is always up for discussion because of the type of money he could demand. The Chiefs will still need to figure out how to re-sign cornerback L’Jarius Sneed.

Story originally appeared on Chiefs Wire