Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Reid deserved the extension
By Dan Graziano
As of this morning, Andy Reid has a new contract to coach the Eagles through the 2013 season. The organization has been up front with its plans to extend Reid's old contract, which expired at the end of this season. And there really wasn't any reason to wait on this deal.
Reid has led the Eagles to five NFC title games and a Super Bowl appearance. The one enormous hole in his résumé is the lack of a Super Bowl win. But the fact that the Eagles have been one of the most successful and consistent organizations in the league overrides that factor when it comes to Reid's contract.
Reid now has more offensive weapons than at any time during his 11 seasons with the Eagles. There was no point in waiting to see how this season finishes before doing the contract. Quarterback Donovan McNabb and Reid have been together for a decade now, but it now looks like Reid will probably outlast the player with the organization.
I'm sure Reid will appear somewhat uncomfortable at the news conference this morning. He's in the middle of preparing for the New York Giants, but owner Jeff Lurie isn't going to let him skip this gathering.