Andy Reid Will Be Released By Philadelphia Eagles, Insiders Claim
Head Coach Andy Reid has coached the Philadelphia Eagles for 14 years, and now sources close to the team say he will not stick around for a 15th year.
According to CSNPhilly.com, Reid will be let go with an announcement to take place on Monday. The official statement will be handed down by team owner Jeffrey Lurie.
A source close to the Eagles tells ESPN that Reid and Lurie met on Friday, but Reid was not informed he would be let go during that meeting. According to the source:
“I go in eyes wide open. Either way, I understand. Whatever he chooses will be the right thing. He always does things for the best interests of the Eagles.”
When asked if he was ready to return in 2013, Reid said: “I’m all in.”
If the Philadelphia Eagles keep him in the game, Reid is set to earn $6 million for the 2013-2014 NFL season.
Reports from the Eagles front office suggest that Andy Reid has not yet been fired, although no confirmation of his retention has been made.
Should Reid be let go, sources close to the coach claim he will seek employment with another team for the 2013-2014 NFL season. In fact, it is believed that Andy Reid has already started calling around to put together his dream coaching staff should he become the head coach of another NFL franchise.
Two possible placements for the head coach could be with Jacksonville or Arizona where Mike Mularkey and Ken Whisenhunt are believed to be on their way out.
During his 14 seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, Andy Reid has 130-93-1 winning record.