There were reports last week that former Eagles coach Andy Reid was already lining up a staff for his next job.
That might include some help on the executive side.
Just-fired Browns general manager Tom Heckert said Monday morning it would be “phenomenal,” to work with Reid again, saying the thought it was “a possibility.”
“We’ll see,” Heckert told Tony Grossi of ESPNCleveland.com. “There’s a lot going on.”
Reid and Heckert worked together for seven years with the Eagles, and remain friends.
Heckert wisely realized that his time was coming in Cleveland as soon as Jimmy Haslam bought the team and brought former Eagles exec Joe Banner with him.
“Once the team was sold, I thought it was going to happen,” Heckert said of his ouster. “Obviously, the final say [on football matters] was a problem and this was going to happen. It’s probably the best for both of us [to part ways].”
The Browns went 13-35 in Heckert’s three years as GM, but they have some young talent.
“The difference between us and the Colts is the Colts won the close games and we didn’t,” Heckert said. “We’ve proved we can play with anybody. I think the outlook is awesome.”
There are other differences between the Browns and the Colts, namely a quarterback situation that’s settled for the foreseeable future, and a stable organization.