Reid has held his position since 1999 and has had great success leading the Eagles to 5 NFC Championship games and Super Bowl XXXIX. Reid is essentially the face of this team, considering he is currently the longest-tenured head coach in the NFL. Enduring the rise and fall of the notorious Donovan McNabb. Hiring the controversial Michael Vick after incarceration. Mentoring 4 current NFL coaches including: John Harbaugh, Leslie Frazier, Ron Rivera and Pat Shurmur. Appearances in several playoff games. Wins and losses. Reid has been though it all. Although he has had a relatively successful career, his inability to lead an often hyped up Eagles team to winning a Super Bowl may be his downfall. Most recently it was Jeff Fisher, who endured 17 seasons as the Tennessee Titans head coach, to lose his job due to a lack of a championship. Reid’s days may also be numbered.
Reid has always been a relatively well-liked coach. But recently he has been under scrutiny after starting 3-3 with an Eagles team that has all the key components needed to build a championship team. His decision to stick with Vick after a not so impressive start with 9 touchdowns and 8 INTs, may have sealed his fate. Vick’s start is disappointing to most fans considering he has some very hot targets down the field and a usually high-powered offense hasn’t been around to get the job done.
If the Eagles can pull off a win against another disappointment this season, the Saints, on Monday Night Football, it would definitely help Reid’s case. But for Reid, a championship may be the only way to save his job. And the way things are looking so far this season, a championship is merely a dream.