Chiefs star Drue Tranquill reveals prophetic text from Andy Reid that persuaded him to sign with Kansas City: ‘See red and think Super Bowls’
Chiefs linebacker Drue Tranquill shared a text message from Kansas City head coach Andy Reid that appeared to be the deciding factor for him to sign with the team last March.
The screenshot only contains parts of three messages with no exact date. Tranquill did sign a contract with the Chiefs after four seasons with the AFC West rival Chargers.
Thanks Coach!’ Tranquill replied. ‘I’ll call you if any questions pop up today as we process the decision.’
Reid finished the conversation with a one-word reply of ‘Perfect.’
Tranquill’s move to Kansas City has seen the linebacker play in 18 of the Chiefs’ 20 games this season, including the playoffs.
He missed one regular season game with a concussion and the other due to rest, as the team has already locked in the AFC’s No 3 playoff seed.
Tranquill signed a 1-year deal worth $3 million in March, with the linebacker set to be a free agent after this season. Yet, Reid made him feel wanted last year.
The linebacker’s production should see Kansas City being aggressive to re-sign Tranquill amid competition from other teams.
Before then, Tranquill gets to play in Super Bowl LVIII, as Reid’s prophecy has, at least in some part for now, come true.