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.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.
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.