In a move that the world expected, the Philadelphia Eagles have parted ways with 14 year head coach, Andy Reid. Team owner Jeffrey Lurie says, ”it is time for the Eagles to move in a new direction.”
Reid leads the franchise in wins and winning %. His departure marks the end on what should be considered the most successful stretch in Philadelphia Eagles history… While he was never able to win the big game, he kept the team competitive and relevant for a long time. This is a tough feat in today’s NFL.
ESPN reported that Reid already was preparing to coach elsewhere next season in case he is no longer with the Eagles. He has been calling around the league, trying to put together a coaching staff, so when he was fired he would be ready to resume coaching for another franchise next season.
The Reid family has been through a lot these past few years. I hope the coach decides to give the NFL a break for a couple of seasons and focus on the family.
Reid will likely be a candidate tossed around for a lot of the upcoming vacancies (San Diego, Jacksonville, Dallas)