Andy Reid stops Super Bowl interview to compliment Randy Moss as a father, player

Reid coached for the Packers during Moss' rookie season in 1998.
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Just minutes after winning the Super Bowl Sunday night, Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid couldn't resist complimenting former Vikings wide receiver Randy Moss. 

Reid was a guest on ESPN's NFL Primetime, joining Moss, Steve Young and Chris Berman for a post-championship interview. Nearing the end of the segment, Reid compliment Moss as a parent and remarked about how difficult Moss was to defend in the NFL. 

"I would really be excited if this Randy Moss guy over here would send his son over to us," Reid began, making reference to Thaddeus Moss, a tight end at LSU who has declared for the NFL Draft.. 

Moss laughed, then replied: "I just asked coach if you have room for him. If you do, he's coming that way."

Thaddeus Moss caught a pair of touchdown passes in LSU's national championship victory over Clemson. 

Reid added: "It was great to see you as a dad. That's always great. I was there when you were a rookie, and we couldn't stop you when we were at Green Bay. I'm going: 'This guy is unbelievable. I mean, unbelievable.' Now you've got a son, and you're a great dad, man. I love that."

Moss quickly redirected the attention back to Reid, and you see the special moment in the video below beginning just after the four-minute mark. 

Reid is best known as a head coach in the NFL, leading the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999 to 2012, and the Chiefs since 2013. Before that, he was an assistant coach with the Green Bay Packers from 1992-98, meaning his final year with the Packers was Moss' rookie season with the Vikings. 

Remember how Moss played in his first two career games against the Packers?

  • Oct. 5, 1998: 5 catches for 190 yards and two touchdowns. 
  • Nov. 22, 1998: 8 catches for 153 yards and a touchdown. 

The Oct. 5 game was on Monday Night Football, with the Vikings winning easily 37-24 to snap Green Bay's 29-game home winning streak. Moss went for 190 yards in the game despite having a 75-yard touchdown called back because of a holding penalty.  

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