The Chiefs fell to 1-2 on Sunday with a 30-24 home loss to the Chargers. This is the first time since Patrick Mahomes’ arrival in Kansas City that he hasn’t started 3-0.
There were questions about Mahomes’ uncharacteristic two-interception performance and Kansas City’s defense, but Chiefs coach Andy Reid wasn’t the one to answer them postgame. He left Arrowhead Stadium in an ambulance.
Chiefs announced Andy Reid was feeling ill, so he did not address media out of caution. I can confirm he left the stadium in an ambulance. Players didn’t know he wasn’t feeling well and were told he should be ok. Everything is pointing toward the Chiefs taking every precaution.
— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) September 26, 2021
Later Sunday night, the Chiefs said that Reid is “doing well, currently resting & in stable condition” after he was taken to the University of Kansas Health System for further evaluation.
Head Coach Andy Reid felt ill at the conclusion of the game. He was evaluated by our medical staff in the locker room, & as a precaution, was transported to The University of Kansas Health System for further evaluation. Coach is doing well, currently resting & in stable condition
— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) September 27, 2021
The move was precautionary, according to multiple reports. NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora said Reid was dehydrated but that there were no serious medical concerns beyond that.
Andy Reid’s removal from the stadium via ambulance is precautionary I’m told. He wasn’t feeling great and was dehydrated but no serious concern about him medically
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) September 26, 2021
Reid addressed the team before he left the stadium, Mahomes and special teams coordinator Dave Toub said.
Toub took questions from the media in Reid’s absence. He said Reid told his team it needed to limit turnovers.
Reid is 92-39 in Kansas City with one Super Bowl win and another Super Bowl berth. He will look to be back on the sideline in Week 4 as the Chiefs try to get to .500 against the Eagles.