The notion that Eagles team president Joe Banner has more power than ever in Philadelphia has grown over the last few years.
From coach Andy Reid’s family struggles to the departures of “Reid guys” Tom Heckert and Donovan McNabb, Reid’s influence appears from the outside to be waning. One Eagles source on the inside tells the Philadelphia Inquirer that perception is true.
“If you ask me who’s running the show, I’d say Joe Banner without question,” the source told Ashley Fox and Mike Jensen. “All along, Joe’s the boss. Jeffrey’s
the owner, Joe’s the boss. Everybody knows that.”
With that said, Reid’s success in the early part of the decade was a powerful tonic.
“When Andy first came here, he had the power. We were winning. It was
like a shared type of thing. But guess what? Joe’s got all the power
again, and that’s it,” the source said.
The entire article is well-researched, comprehensive, and worth reading, focusing on the unique dynamics and history of the relationship. Reid and Banner insist they have a healthy, productive partnership and most evidence supports that.
“We really are more joined at the hip,” Reid says.
“We talk so many times a day. [GM] Howie [Roseman] is involved in that, too. But from
the time I’ve been here, Joe and I talk. We throw it all out on the
table, and I trust him, and he trusts me. It doesn’t last this long