The winningest coach in Philadelphia Eagles history is out of work.
On Monday, the Eagles confirmed what everyone knew was inevitable: Andy Reid is out after 14 mostly great years in Philly.
"Andy Reid won the most games of any head coach in Eagles history and he is someone I respect greatly and will remain friends with for many years to come," Eagles owner Jeff Lurie said in a statement. "But it is time for the Eagles to move in a new direction. Coach Reid leaves us with a winning tradition that we can build upon. And we are very excited about the future."
Reid leaves with an overall record, including playoff games, of 140-102-1. He won six NFC East titles and led the Eagles to the NFC Championship Game five times, but he only made one Super Bowl appearance and never could get Philadelphia over the hump. By the end of this tenure, mediocrity had clearly set in.
With Reid out, it will be interesting to see where the Eagles go from here. There is some chatter that Lurie may be interested in bringing an innovative winner from the college ranks, with the likes of Oregon's Chip Kelly and even Penn State's Bill O'Brien reportedly in the mix. Lurie said on Monday that the coaching search would "begin immediately." Where it ends is, at this point, pretty much anyone's guess. - Tim Hyland
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