Justin Reid Plays Cruel April Fool's Joke on Chiefs Fans

The Chiefs starting safety made it seem as if he was hanging up his cleats for good on Monday.
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Kansas City Chiefs fans took a huge sigh of relief Monday after veteran safety Justin Reid made an April Fool’s joke about his football career in a series of tweets.

Reid, who just wrapped up his second season with the Chiefs, posted a tweet that made it seem like he was surprisingly retiring from the sport. 

The 27-year-old safety said, “For the last four years or so, I’ve been in this cycle on injury, pain, rehab… I’ve felt stuck in it. The only way I see out is to no longer play football.” He ended his tweet with the standard “Thank you everyone would supported me on this incredible journey! I love you all!”

As you can imagine, Chiefs Kingdom was not happy about the joke but remembered it was April Fool’s. Reid responded with a couple of more tweets, with a gif and taking a bit from the Captain Andrew Luck Twitter account.

It’s not hard to get caught off guard by a retirement post, especially on April Fool’s, which is one of the easiest tricks to use. However, it was cool that most Chiefs fans did not take the joke too seriously and go along with it.

The 27-year-old free safety is coming off a good 2023 season, where he recorded 95 combined tackles (career-high), seven pass deflections, five tackles for loss, five quarterback hits, and an interception.

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