2 Key Kansas City Chiefs Confirm 2024 Return

Two pillars of the Kansas City Chiefs' recent dynastic run aren't ready to ride off into the sunset quite yet. Immediately following their dramatic 26-23 win over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LVIII, tight end Travis Kelce and head coach Andy Reid assured the world that they'd be back to attempt a third-straight Super Bowl run in 2024.

Reid and Kelce, who had a brief but heated lovers' spat during a frustrating first half for the Chiefs, are both deep, deep into all-time great careers, but the opportunity to walk away after the first back-to-back consecutive Super Bowl run in 20 years apparently isn't tempting either of them.

Reid, 65, is currently the oldest active head coach in the NFL. With three Super Bowl wins and five conference championships to his credit, he's already assured his legacy as one of the greatest coaches in football history. Perhaps most notably, he's the only head coach in NFL history to win 10 or more playoff games with two separate franchises.

As accomplished a head coach as Reid is, Kelce may be an even bigger achiever at the tight end position. A nine-time Pro Bowler, Kelce's seven seasons with 1000 or more receiving yards as a tight end are nearly double the previous record of four. Kelce is set to turn 35 later this year, and his brother Jason, a seven-time Pro Bowler in his own right as a center for the Philadelphia Eagles, flirted with retirement earlier this postseason.

At times, the 2023 season felt like the end of an era for the Chiefs: Kelce's 984 receiving yards were his fewest since 2015, and the team's 21.8 points per game were their fewest since before Reid took over as head coach. But following yet another clutch, gritty postseason run, anything feels possible, including an unprecedented third-straight Super Bowl. Reid and Kelce aren't done yet.

Photo Credit: © Michael Chow / USA TODAY NETWORK