There has been a presumption that Andy Reid will land on his feet, if/when (when) he’s fired by the Eagles. As we heard it on Saturday, Reid already is lining up a new staff that would accompany him to San Diego, if he’s hired by the Chargers.
But it’s no lock he’ll be hired by the Chargers. Indeed, it’s no lock he’ll be hired by anyone.
There’s a theory making the rounds in league circles that Reid, who says he wants to coach in 2013, may not find an opening in the upcoming hiring cycle. Any rumors of teams interested in Reid are believed to be the product of his agent, Bob LaMonte, who is believed to have spent much of December generating potential interest in another client, Jon Gruden.
The fact that Reid is widely liked by many in the national media (some in Philly have a much different attitude toward him) has caused many to sign off on the notion that Reid will definitely find another NFL job right away. He definitely could, but it may not be the lock that some think it is.