Xavier Worthy already earning comparisons to his ‘idol’ from Kansas City Chiefs HC Andy Reid

The Kansas City Chiefs first-round draft pick is already earning comparisons to his favorite NFL player from his new head coach.

Back at the 2024 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Texas WR Xavier Worthy revealed to reporters that he idolized Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson growing up.

“Desean Jackson was my idol growing up, that was my favorite player growing up,” Worthy said.

“I’ve watched his film since I was five years old and he’s been my favorite player since.”

Well, Andy Reid just so happened to draft Jackson and has a pretty good idea of the type of player he is. Many in the Kansas City media immediately think of Tyreek Hill as a comparison for Xavier Worthy because of his blazing-fast 40-yard dash time,but not many consider Jackson. Reid likens Worthy’s ability as a punt returner and body type to what he and Brett Veach had with Jackson in Philly.

“They’re different (Tyreek Hill and Xavier Worthy), and he’ll put his own mark on things once he gets a feel for it,” Reid said. “That wasn’t necessarily the comparison, as much as it was him being a good football player who was a good wide receiver. Now you add in there the return ability. I’ve had some guys like that Tyreek, DeSean Jackson – probably body type a little more like DeSean.”

When Worthy sat down with reporters Thursday evening, he explained what it feels like to be drafted by Reid, who also coached his idol. His answer tells you all that you need to know.

“It makes me at ease just to see a coach that drafted a guy similar to me as well and him having the success he had in this system under Andy Reid,” Worthy told reporters. “It’s just amazing to be able to have a coach that actually gets you as a player and knows you as a player because he’s had that player before.”

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