Owner Jeffrey Lurie still has to actually drop the axe on the guy who has coached the team since 1999, but it’s been widely believed for some time that the Eagles are going to part ways with Andy Reid after this season.
Reid’s name has already come up with the potential opening in San Diego, a good indication that there’s going to be interest in Reid around the league despite the way things are ending in Philly this season. What’s been less clear is whether or not Reid would want to jump right into another job if the Eagles gave him his walking papers.
Mike Silver of Yahoo! Sports asked Reid whether he’d want to take a break under those circumstances and the answer was a pretty resounding no.
“That’s not where I’m at. No. Listen, I’m a coach. I don’t hide that from anybody. This is what I do. And I enjoy doing it. I love every day of it. I sure like winning more than losing, but I also am very privileged to be a coach in the National Football League,” Reid said. “No, I’ve got the energy. The energy is there. Listen, you’d have to talk to people around me. I’m not gonna sit here and … you know how I am. I keep my energy level up. I enjoy what I’m doing.”
Silver spoke to some “sources familiar with the Eagles’ organizational mindset” who said they thought there was still a chance Lurie could bring Reid back for another season, but there’s definitely an air of finality around both Silver’s piece and the Eagles right now. They’ve changed quarterbacks, fired two defensive assistants and it feels like just the tip of the iceberg of changes for the team with Reid’s departure on the list of moves to come.
Assuming things play out like that and he gets his way, Reid will be interviewing for another job as soon as possible.