KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The 1.5 million Twitter followers of Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes saw his new profile picture on Monday. Only the photo wasn’t of him but of his coach, Andy Reid, from when he was an offensive lineman at BYU.
“I told Patrick, ‘Thanks for making me feel young for one more day,'” the 62-year-old Reid said. “That was great. I had hair and the whole deal, actually veins in the arm. That’s not bad.”
Mahomes’ move with his profile photo is part of a trend with Chiefs players and their Twitter accounts. Some have switched their profile pictures to old photos of teammates and coaches.
— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) December 21, 2020
Tyreek Hill‘s profile photo is of offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy from when he was a running back with the San Diego Chargers in the 1990s. Mike Pennel‘s profile picture is of defensive lineman Chris Jones from when he was in college at Mississippi State.
“The fact that they feel comfortable doing that I think is important,” Reid said. “The more you like the people you’re around, the better the atmosphere and the more you want to come to work and get yourself better.”