Jason Whitlock: “As a Chiefs fan, I’m nervous about this Super Bowl. If you guys remember, a few years ago in Super Bowl 55, right before that Super Bowl vs. Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, guess whose son got arrested in a drunk driving incident? Andy Reid’s son. He damaged a young child leaving the Chiefs facility during the Bye Week between the Super Bowl. He side-swiped a car and injured a child on a highway, and he had been drinking.
It was my belief then that if you looked at the Chiefs offense during that Super Bowl, it was clear as day that Andy Reid had been wounded – mentally and emotionally. His son, who he loves, was involved in something that Andy, I’m sure knew at that time, ‘Man, my son’s going to go away. He’s had other problems, he’s going to do some time.’
This year, in the Bye Week before the Super Bowl, Patrick Mahomes Sr., Patrick Mahomes’ father, just got arrested for his third DWI. It is believed that that requires an automatic prison term if he’s convicted of this. This just happened over the weekend, same scenario. Not as serious, luckily he didn’t injure anybody or harm a young child, but Patrick Mahomes is going to have his thoughts and focus clouded because what happened to his dad.
I’m telling you, in Super Bowl 55 vs. Tampa, Andy Reid was distracted. The offense was distracted and not focused, and Patrick Mahomes was off his game because Andy Reid was off his game, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers won that Super Bowl. I think we could potentially be looking at another scenario where Patrick Mahomes goes into the game thinking about his dad.
I don’t know how close Patrick Mahomes is to his dad, but if my dad had gotten arrested for the third time for DUI and was likely going to jail, that would distract me, that would concern me, and that would impact my preparation for the Super Bowl. I can’t say if it’s going to happen 1000% for sure, but it just seems eerily similar to what happened at Super Bowl 55 with Andy Reid’s son. It’s an ominous note.”
Watch Jason Whitlock of Blaze TV’s Fearless explain why Patrick Mahomes Sr., the father of Kansas City Chiefs star Patrick Mahomes, may have just cost the Chiefs Super Bowl LVIII after being charged over the weekend with his third DWI.
Whitlock compares Mahomes Sr.’s legal plight to that of Britt Reid, the son of Chiefs head coach Andy Reid who was levied a three-year prison sentence for an incident in 2021 just days before Super Bowl 55 where Britt was driving while intoxicated after leaving the Chiefs training facility and ended up hitting two stopped cars on a highway off-ramp and seriously injuring a five-year-old child.
The Chiefs would be annihilated by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers later that week, with Whitlock remarking that Reid’s melancholy emotions and internal turmoil from the dire predicament of his son may have played a role in the Chiefs’ 31-9 loss to Tampa, where the Kansas City offense failed to even score a touchdown.
Whitlock is worried that Mahomes’ heavy heart for his father, who could potentially face a significant jail term for his third DWI, may act as a spiritual saboteur for a quarterback about to go up against a loaded San Francisco 49ers defense boasting arguably the league’s most talented front-seven.
Check out the segment above as Whitlock says Chiefs fans should be ‘nervous’ about the game this weekend, saying Reid’s Super Bowl 55 hangover from Britt, could be rivaled by Patrick’s Jr.’s Super Bow 58 hangover from Patrick Sr.