With the Eagles at 3-6 and as a practical matter needing to run the table in order to have a chance at the postseason, the man who used to run the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania believes that, if the Eagles fail to finish the regular season with a seven-game winning streak, coach Andy Reid voluntarily will end his 13-year tenure as the head coach of the team.
That’s the prediction from Ed Rendell, an ardent Eagles fan and part-time amateur football analyst.
“I think he will resign. I don’t think they will fire him,” Rendell said Tuesday, via Jonathan Tamari of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Some think that Reid will neither resign nor be fired. Plenty think that one or the other should happen. Though the right answer as of right now isn’t obvious, the next seven games likely will provide plenty of clarity.
Starting with Sunday night, when the Eagles travel to MetLife Stadium to face the Giants.