EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Andy Reid is out after 14 years coaching the Philadelphia Eagles, three people familiar with the decision told The Associated Press following Sunday’s 42-7 season-ending loss to the New York Giants.
Reid is scheduled to meet with owner Jeffrey Lurie on Monday to discuss his future and an official announcement will come afterward, according to one person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because a final agreement hasn’t been reached. That person says there’s a chance Reid might remain with the team in some capacity.
Reid is due to make $6 million in 2013 in the final year of his contract. He said he wants to coach next year, but it’s possible Lurie could persuade him to take a season off and perhaps help out in the front office in an “advisory” role.
After the ugly loss to the Giants (9-7), Reid sounded like a man who knew he was going to lose his job.
“We weren’t very good,” Reid said. “That’s my responsibility and I take complete blame for it.”
Asked if he wants to return in 2013, Reid said: “I’m all in.”
But he couldn’t win the big one and that’s how he’s measured in a city that hasn’t celebrated an NFL title since 1960.
The Eagles haven’t won a playoff game since 2008 and took significant steps backward the last two years. They entered both seasons with high expectations only to fail miserably.
“We had quite a run,” offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg said.
Players said they expect changes, but continued to support Reid.