Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie was undoubtedly a proud parent on Saturday as his son Kahlil was drafted in the sixth round of the 2018 NFL draft.
The former Tennessee defensive lineman probably went to the last team his father would've wanted him to land on though; the Raiders' bitter division rivals the Kansas City Chiefs.
It didn't take long for things to get just a little bit awkward between the associated parties.
Kahlil, who will transition to guard in the NFL, immediately started the trash talk with his father and who was openly pleased about the position change.
"I can't wait to whip up on you twice this year and the next year and the next year and the next year after that,'' the former Vol told his father. "We're a competitive family [by] nature. We compete in everything we do. This just adds one more ripple into that. We're all excited for it. I'm excited to get to Kansas City and just help the Chiefs ... whoop up on the Raiders [and] whoop up on the rest of the NFL.''
Though the younger McKenzie looked overjoyed when he got the call from Chiefs GM Brett Veach, the rest of his family didn't exactly seem to share his immediate excitement judging from the below photo.
Despite the fact he'll now be facing his son twice a season, the Raiders longtime GM was overwhelmed with emotion when he found out.
"I'm proud of him, and I told him that. I told him, 'We take you, we're going to put you on the offensive line, too,'" Reggie said.
But, the awkwardness wasn't over. Reggie revealed that former Raiders safety Charles Woodson had a few, half-serious, words to say about the situation.
"He told me, 'Your son has to retire. There's no way he's going to put that red helmet on his head.' Part of me felt that way," the 55-year-old said. "But in all seriousness, it's a good opportunity for him, and I was hoping he would land in a spot that would kind of grow him to that position.
"He can play D-tackle, but I think he probably could be special on the offensive line. And that's where we wanted to play him."
If you're wondering, yes, Reggie would've drafted his own son if the chance arose!
“Absolutely,” he told Jason Bell of USA Today last week.. “If it falls the way to where it fits us, where he’s the best player at this position vs. that position, I’d do it. He’s on my board.”
Family dinners in the McKenzie household certainly just got a little more interesting.News Now - Sport News