Andy Reid, the former coach of the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs, has given his thoughts on how to change diapers and it’s exactly what you’d expect from an NFL coach.
The Kansas City Chiefs are a professional football team based in Kansas City, Andy Reid is a seasoned, accomplished, and well-liked head coach. Patrick Mahomes, his passing protégé, has blossomed into one of the greatest players in the NFL under his tutelage. Mahomes added a new title to his already remarkable résumé in the 2021 offseason when he became a parent. Just as Reid trains Mahomes for an NFL game, he’s also assisting the quarterback in preparing for an even more difficult battle: changing diapers.
In the offseason, Patrick Mahomes welcomed a baby daughter.
Patrick Lavon Mahomes II is in his sixth season as a quarterback in the National Football League. In a short amount of time, the former Texas Tech quarterback has earned Hall of Fame-level credentials.
Mahomes has taken the league by storm after sitting out much of his first season. He’s a three-time Pro Bowl selection as well as an All-Pro. He’s also played in two Super Bowls, winning one, and being named Rookie of the Year and NFL MVP.
As impressive as all of those achievements are, Mahomes’ most significant duty started this offseason with the birth of his first kid with his fiancée, Brittney Matthews.
On February 21, Mahomes shared a photo of Matthews’ neck with a necklace that said “Sterling” in diamonds. A small baby hand gripped Matthews’ finger under the jewelry. “Sterling Skye Mahomes 2/20/21,” the caption said.
Mahomes went from the Super Bowl to changing diapers in less than two weeks after his daughter was born. Fortunately, he had Any Reid as a coach to assist him in both instances.
Andy Reid is teaching Mahomes how to change diapers.
Christian Petersen/Getty Images | Patrick Mahomes with Andy Reid
On and off the field, coach Andy Reid and quarterback Patrick Mahomes are tight. It’s no surprise, however, that Reid doesn’t simply give Mahomes advice on how to read a 4-3 defensive. In other aspects of his life, he offers advice to the young signal-callers.
When Mahomes got down with Kay Adams on the NFL Network pregame program ahead of Week 1 of the NFL season, he discussed one such location.
Adams informed Mahomes, “Your coach, Andy Reid, told me he’s teaching you how to change diapers.” “Does this ring true?”
Mahomes verified that the information provided by the host was correct. Then he went into detail about what Reid told him:
He is, in fact. I’m very good at changing diapers now. I’m not the greatest in the world. I’m not going to tell everyone the truth. However, I believe that if you handed me the dummy baby, I could do it on paper, but when it comes to applying it to a moving infant who is screaming and wailing, I break a little under the strain… You must approach the situation with the proper mindset. I believe the most important thing he teaches me is to have the proper attitude coming in, knowing that you may encounter some challenges while you’re there.
Andy Reid’s diaper-changing instruction to Patrick Mahomes
As if speaking as a real coach.
You’d assume an NFL coach would teach mentality, attitude, and adversity in every circumstance, whether it’s hitting the field against the Pittsburgh Steelers or being elbow-deep in diaper duty.
In 2021, the Chiefs’ coach and quarterback are off to a quick start once again.
New dad Patrick Mahomes takes the field for the first time in the regular season against Baker Mayfield’s Cleveland Browns in Week 1 with Brittney Matthews and Sterling Mahomes watching.
The Chiefs’ opponent in the 2020 divisional playoff round got out to a fast start, taking a 22-10 lead against the reigning AFC champions. Mahomes and company, on the other hand, showed the rising Browns and the rest of the world why they are once again a favorite to reach and win the Super Bowl in the second half.
The Chiefs’ comeback began with a Travis Kelce touchdown just before halftime. Following that, a Nick Chubb fumble resulted in a field goal, bringing the score to 22-20. The Browns grabbed one back on a Kareem Hunt touchdown, but Kansas City piled it on in the fourth quarter.
A scrambling, off-balance pass by Mahomes resulted in a 75-yard touchdown grab and run by Tyreek Hill to tie the game at 27. A muffed punt kick led to another Kelce touchdown little than three minutes later, giving the Chiefs the lead for good.
How did Mahomes and the Chiefs come out on top? They had the proper attitude, the appropriate mindset, and they were ready to face hardship when it occurred, as Reid says — just like with diapers.
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