THIS WEEK IN ANDY REID
"I'm going to get the biggest cheeseburger you've ever seen. Might be a double!"
"I didn't really sleep last night but I didn't spend it with the trophy. Well, I did. I spent it with my trophy wife. How's that?"
"I listened to Pitbull, that's what I did. He was unbelievable. He's got great endurance, man, I'll tell you. Unbelievable endurance that guy has. That's what I did."
-- Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid earned his first ring as a head coach, but probably deserves some kind of award for the quotes about what he's done after the Super Bowl. (NBCSports)
BLAST FROM THE PAST
Question: "What are you looking forward to most about your class reunion?"
Spencer Shaw: "Seeing Patrick Mahomes' Super Bowl ring."
-- A high school classmate of Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes predicted his massive early success and immortalized it by getting it into the yearbook.
"He was just one of those special athletes. You knew he was going to succeed in whatever he did because he had that 'it' factor and a drive to work hard. If he was leaning more toward playing baseball after high school, I might've said that I was looking forward to seeing his World Series ring. He was that kind of special talent."
-- Shaw, who played basketball with Mahomes in high school, pontificates on the Super Bowl MVP's all-around athleticism. (Washington Post)
BEEN THERE, DONE THAT
"I'm not on Twitter or whatever all that stuff is, but I would never do that to myself anyway. I've lost a Super Bowl before and I've been a part of a bigger lead that was lost, so I'm very well aware of what goes with that. But I'm also not a good liar. How you guys hear me talk is exactly how I feel. I'm real upset about the loss because it's hard to get there."
-- San Francisco head coach Kyle Shanahan has lost in a Super Bowl before, so he knows how to navigate these waters to a degree. Later in the press conference, however, Shanahan compared his two losses; unlike in Super Bowl LI, Shanahan said he wouldn't take back any of these plays. (ESPN)
THE MOST IMPORTANT SUPER BOWL PREP
"I just want to know how bad the hangover is today
-- Bleacher Report's Matt Miller reached out to Patrick Mahomes to ask the hard-hitting questions.
"I went to Texas Tech … Prepared me for these moments."
-- Mahomes' days in Lubbock prepared him for more than just the NFL. (Patrick Mahomes via Twitter)
RETURN TO SENDER
"Contemplated putting this on eBay [crying laughing emoji] but this belongs to YOU and yours! You did your thing. Hand this down for generations! PROUD OF YOU BRO! Much love"
-- San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert engaged in a jersey swap after the Super Bowl with Chiefs running back Damien Williams, but took to Twitter later hoping to return the game-worn Super Bowl jersey. Mostert plans on giving it back. (Raheem Mostert via Twitter)
SAVE THE DATE
"I will be back here, and I will be back with a mother f****** vengeance."
-- 49ers tight end George Kittle is already looking past this loss in an effort to make his return to the Super Bowl. (B/R Gridiron via Instagram)
"It's like watching Denzel [Washington] in a movie or LeBron James in the Playoffs."
-- When asked what it was like to see Patrick Mahomes in the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl, cornerback Tyrann Mathieu likened the quarterback to some of the best in their fields. (The Checkdown via Twitter)
DON'T QUIT YOUR DAY JOB (UNLESS YOU CAN TRADE IT TO BE AN XFL QUARTERBACK)
Pat McAfee: "What did you learn from being away from the game that you've taken back here?"
Landry Jones: "I ... don't know if I learned anything in construction that correlates over to football, but it was really fun ripping up drywall and replacing tubs."
-- Dallas Renegades quarterback Landry Jones has yet to take the field for the XFL, but has already made a few headlines with his comeback story. (Arif Hasan, The Athletic)
"Not only an Instagram model but an underwear model, so this will only enhance his followers."
-- Dallas Renegades head coach Bob Stoops has a pretty lively quarterback room between Landry Jones and former underwear model Philip Nelson. (C.J. Fogler via Twitter)
"We were on a golf trip, and [Peyton] was taking a nap. I just went into the room and I pushed him off the bed, and I got him stuck in between the wall and the bed, and I got the underwear. An atomic wedgie is when you get the underwear over the head, that's when it's an atomic, he was stuck."
-- Newly retired quarterback Eli Manning has been hitting the links with older brother Peyton Manning and embarrassing him along the way. (SNY via Twitter)
THIS WEEK IN SOCIAL MEDIA
CHANGE THE MASCOT TO THIS RIGHT NOW
It's a movement 😭
(via apugnamedkevin/IG) pic.twitter.com/e69vRzJ0q9)
— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) February 6, 2020
-- This retroactively wins Best Halloween Costume.
YUP, STILL GOT IT
-- Mahomes tests his throwing ability during Kansas City's Super Bowl parade just to see if he's still got some juice in that arm.