Sources: Reid is fired as Eagles head coach
Reid’s tenure with the Eagles ended almost 14 years to the day after Lurie hired an unknown quarterbacks coach from the Packers to replace Ray Rhodes after a 3-13 season in 1998.
With 14 years of service, Reid was the reigning dean of NFL coaches and fourth in service among head coaches in all four major leagues, behind Gregg Popovich of the Spurs (17 years), Lindy Ruff of the Sabres (15 seasons) and Barry Trotz of the Predators (14 seasons).
Reid, 54, is a three-time NFL Coach of the Year, winning the honor after the 2000, 2002 and 2010 seasons.
The first move – and perhaps the best move – Reid made was to use the second pick in 1999 to draft Donovan McNabb, and by 2000 the Eagles were off on a decade-long stretch of deep playoff appearances.