After 14 years, the Philadelphia Eagles and Andy Reid are going their separate ways.
According to Sports Illustrated, Reid came to the Eagles in 1999 and helped bring the team to the playoffs the following year. Reid would make the playoffs with the Eagles 9 times during his career. He has the franchise record for most wins, 140, and brought the team to the Super Bowl at the end of the 2004 season.
This year, however, was a low point for Reid’s coaching career. The Eagles started the season with high hopes and high expectations but only managed to win 4 games. This year was the first time in Reid’s coaching career that he failed to win five games with the Eagles.
Still, Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie said that Reid will be remembered as the winningest coach in Eagles’ history.
“Andy Reid won the most games of any head coach in Eagles history and he is someone I respect greatly and will remain friends with for many years to come. But, it is time for the Eagles to move in a new direction. Coach Reid leaves us with a winning tradition that we can build upon. And we are very excited about the future … The search for the new coach of the Philadelphia Eagles will begin immediately.”
ESPN reports that Reid, who was set to make $6 million during the last year of his contract, is already calling around the league looking for a new job.
Do you think the Eagles made the right decision by firing Andy Reid?