American Football: Chiefs look ahead to historic Super Bowl threepeat after overtime heroics in Vegas

Andy Reid has woken up as the fifth head coach to win at least three Super Bowls, a class that includes Bill Walsh, Joe Gibbs, Chuck Noll and Bill Belichick.

Reid confirms he will be back next season as head coach, but is leaving dynasty and threepeat talk up to others.

"Honestly, I haven't even thought of it," said Reid, when asked why he wouldn't ride off into the sunset. "I get asked it.

Patrick Mahomes celebrates another Super Bowl victory.
Patrick Mahomes celebrates another Super Bowl victory. Photo credit: Getty Images

"I'm still kind of in awe of the game. I haven't thought why or what. 

"It's not going to just be easy. We'll have changeover on our team, there's always the unexpected, have to keep battling through it.

"I just asked [quarterback Patrick Mahomes], has anyone done it three [consecutive] times? He said no.

"It'd be great."

Super Bowl LVIII Most Valuable Player Patrick Mahomes ended his seventh season with his third Lombardi Trophy and hit the pillow early Monday morning, thinking about becoming the first team in NFL history to threepeat.

"It's legendary - no-one's ever done it," he said. "Only eight teams have done it back-to-back.

"We felt like we had the best opportunity we've ever had. All you can do is come back next year with the best mindset and try to do it again.

"I know how hard these guys work, I know how hard they get after it. I know how hard these coaches work.

"To be able to have our stamp on NFL history is something I'll never take for granted."

Mahomes says the Chiefs entered the halftime locker room trailing 10-3 very confident, because they weren't executing.

"For us, we just had to be us, give it everything we have and live with the results after," he said.

Reid says Mahomes' performance and excellence can be easy to take for granted, but he's still getting better.

"He makes it look easy," said Reid. "This is a fluid game, with the best athletes in this sport in the world.

"You've narrowed it down to the top two and he's out there playing like he's in the backyard, like it's nothing. From a head-coaching standpoint, the guy that works with offensive guys, all you can ask for."

Free agency begins with the franchise-tag window running from February 20 to March 5. Seven players were tagged last year.

Teams can retain their own free agents before the start of the unrestricted free agency negotiating period, which begins on March 13.  

Among top players eligible for free agency are Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones, cornerback L'Jarius Sneed and 49ers defensive end Chase Young.

Chiefs coach Andy Reid celebrates.
Chiefs coach Andy Reid celebrates. Photo credit: Getty Images

"I know how hard it is to do and how hard the season was," said Reid. "The ups and downs of the season, and how proud I am of the guys for just hanging with each other and staying positive with each other.

"The young guys grew up and nobody ever pointed fingers at the offence, when the offence was growing.  

"It all kind of came together during the playoffs and worked out well. Great leaders in Patrick, Chris and Trav [tightend Travis Kelce], the job that they've done."

Mahomes says he'll work with the Chiefs to remain "as flexible as possible as far as the cap and stuff like that" to keep the franchise in position to add talent to the roster.

Kicking off LIX: New Orleans will host the Super Bowl for the 11th time next February, tying Miami for the most in league history, which included three games at Tulane Stadium, before the Superdome was unveiled.

"I think it's 363 days until Super Bowl 59 begins," Goodell said. "We look forward to being there."