Report: Eagles coach Andy Reid to be fired Monday
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid will be fired on Monday morning ending his 14-year tenure with the team, reports the Delaware County Daily Times.
Reid, a three-time NFL Coach of the Year, still has one year left on his contract that pays him more than $6 million a year. The report says it is not known if the team and Reid will reach a financial settlement.
The Eagles were beaten 42-7 by the New York Giants in the team’s season finale on Sunday, finishing 4-12 and missing the playoffs for the second straight season.
Reid, 54, led the Eagles to nine playoff appearances, seven division titles, five NFC title game appearances and a Super Bowl berth.
“Either way, I understand. If I’m here again, I’ll love every minute of it. If I’m not, I’ll understand that too,” Reid said after the game.
Owner Jeff Lurie hinted prior to the start of the season that a repeat of the 8-8 finish Reid’s Eagles had in 2011 wouldn’t be good enough for him to finish out his current contract, speculation that Reid would go has been rampant for months.
Reid had a 130-93-1 regular season record with the team, and is the winningest and losingest coach in the history of the franchise. He was also 10-9 in the postseason.