The Andy Reid era has ended in Philadelphia after fourteen seasons, according to multiple reports out of Philadelphia. Howard Eskin reported on a Friday meeting between Reid and owner Jeffery Lurie, and Reuben Frank says that two sources have confirmed that Lurie told Reid he would be “going in a different direction.” Ian Rapoport has also confirmed the reports.
It was the most successful prolonged stretch for the Eagles since Steve Van Buren immediately after World War II. It never ended with a Super Bowl victory and just one appearance, though. First seven years: 5 playoff appearances, 4 championship game appearances, and the one Super Bowl in 2004. Last seven years: 4 playoff appearances, 1 championship game, and no playoff wins since 2008.
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