Andy Reid’s 14 year run as head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles came to an end on Monday when team owner Jeffrey Lurie informed the coach he would be relieved of his duties. As it turns out, Reid’s run on the unemployment line may last less than 48 hours.
Multiple reports suggest that Reid is close to inking an agreement to become the next head coach of the Arizona Cardinals.
Tim Ring, the sports director at KTVK-TV in Arizona, is reporting that the Cardinals are very close to hiring Reid as their next head coach.
Other reports have also suggested that Reid is the favorite to land the Cardinals job. Jason La Canfora of CBS and Mike Jurecki of XTRA are among those who have reported that Reid is expected to land the job.
Reid, who compiled a 140-102-1 record during his time in Philadelphia, would be reunited with former Eagles quarterback Kevin Kolb. Reid traded Kolb to Arizona prior to the 2011 season. While Kolb has been nothing short of a disappoint in Arizona, Reid appeared to have Kolb headed on the right track before having a change of heart and handing the job over to Michael Vick. Ironically, the decision to move forward with Vick may be the single biggest factor Reid is on the verge of heading to Arizona.