Brandon Graham sought out Andy Reid to congratulate him after Super Bowl LVII

Super Bowl LVII - Kansas City Chiefs v Philadelphia Eagles
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Most of the current players on the Eagles arrived in Philadelphia well after the departure of Andy Reid. But one Eagle who was drafted by Reid, Brandon Graham, made a special point of congratulating Reid after the Chiefs beat the Eagles in Super Bowl LVII.

In footage released by NFL Films, Graham is seen running across the field covered in red and white confetti to find Reid amid the Chiefs’ postseason celebration.

“Gotta show respect. I had to come get you,” Graham told Reid.

“I love you,” Reid said.

“I love you too,” Graham said. “I had to come give you some love. You deserve that right there. You deserve that, coach.”

The Eagles chose Graham with the 13th overall pick in the 2010 NFL draft, and Reid coached him for three seasons in Philadelphia before he was fired by the Eagles and became coach of the Chiefs. Graham’s first NFL coach clearly meant a lot to him.

13 responses to “Brandon Graham sought out Andy Reid to congratulate him after Super Bowl LVII

  1. Great story! An exemplary display of mutual respect and sportsmanship. This is what athletic competition is all about.

  2. If only Terrell Owens had a speck of that kind of sportsmanship, respect, humility….

  3. BG has always been a class act. Even when most Philly fans wanted to draft Earl Thomas and though Graham was a bust, BG just kept quiet and kept working hard. He eventually won over the fans, which culminated with his strip sack of Brady if LII. He will be sorely missed when he retires.

  4. LeSean McCoy had no issues with Reid– it was with Chip Kelly who created animosity with many Eagles– thought he was still coaching college kids and he could control all aspects of their lives/

  5. griggsz71 says:
    February 20, 2023 at 9:01 am
    Eagles have a terrible track record of firing coaches too soon.
    Oh sure, Joe Kukarich, Mike McCormick, Ray Rhoades, Chip Kelly,Buddy Ryan- either one, or no playoff wins, Ritchie Kotite? no NFC Championship games…Please child.
    But look at the ones that got them to Chmapionship Games:
    Buck Shaw, Lud Ray, Dick Vermeil, Andy reid and Doug Pederson…
    The reason why they were fired were varied and their time in service in Philly, varies as well… I think your opinion is a little too general…

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