Shanahan's former owner Arthur Blank said he's hoping to see his ex-offensive coordinator win a Super Bowl to wash away the bitterness of the previous loss.
"Yes, I am," Blank told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution when asked if he was rooting for Shanahan on Wednesday.
As much as he'd like to see Shanahan win a Lombardi, as an owner of one of 32 NFL franchises, Blank knows the best thing for the league is a competitive game that holds the national focus all Sunday evening.
"But mostly I'm rooting for a great game and Kansas City as well," Blank added. "Lamar Hunt, when I first came into the league, was a great friend to me. He named it the Super Bowl. His wife has been to every game from the start. Coach (Andy) Reid is an outstanding coach with a great personal story as well. A very special human being as well. For America and both sets of fans, I want to see a real competitive game with some scoring, unlike last year."