The Philadelphia Eagles on Monday, will be the last NFL team to change head coaches since the new millennium. According to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport, owner Jeffrey Lurie informed Andy Reid on Friday, that he will be relieved of his head coaching duties after the team’s season finale against the New York Giants.
Reid who is currently the longest tenured coach in the NFL, just completed his 14th and worse season, compiling a 4-12 record. His Eagles were embarrassed by the Giants 42-7 and at his post game news conference, Reid denied having spoken to Lurie and said “I probably will meet with Jeffrey tomorrow.”
Reid will leave Philadelphia with a regular season mark of 130-92-1 and 10-9 in the playoffs with one Super Bowl appearance and five NFC championship games.
Reid won’t be the only head coach fired Monday, as five to ten teams presumably will hand out pink slips, so there will be plenty of openings if Reid ultimately decides to coach next season. One landing spot could be San Diego as the Chargers reportedly will fire coach Norv Turner and GM A.J. Smith. Reid, who is originally a Los Angeles native, may be in line for both duties.
Meanwhile, Philadelphia will wait with bated breath to see who Lurie chooses to rebuild his fallen franchise.
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