Former Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid has emerged as the leading candidate to become the Arizona Cardinals’ next head coach and could be named to the job by the end of the week, according to team and league sources.
Phoenix TV-KTVK reported today that Reid was the favorite for the Cardinal’s Head Coaching job. Arizona is fast tracking Reid in an attempt to move as quickly as possible. A league “source” said he was 95% certain that Reid would be the next head coach for the Arizona Cardinals.
According to a source, Arizona also plans to interview their current defensive coordinator, Ray Horton, for the job on Wednesday. Depending on how Ray Horton’s interview goes, Andy Reid could be named the head coach as early as Thursday. After his run of 14 seasons in Philadelphia ended Monday, Reid appeared set on coaching again next season. Reid, according to an assistant, has spent the last few days assembling a coaching staff. He’s told potential assistants that an announcement could come very quickly.
Arizona would really appeal to the Reid family for a number of reasons. But the biggest being that his wife Tammy is from the Phoenix area and this move would bring her closer to her family.
Reid could aslo try to help salvage the career of his former Eagles quarterback Kevin Kolb, who thrived in Philadelphia under him.
In the Arizona Cardinal’s perfect world, they would get to hire Andy Reid and his new offensive staff and match it with Ray Horton and the defensive staff That would give the Cardinals one heck of a coaching combination.
So tell me NFL and Arizona Cardinals fans, what are your thoughts? Are you happy to have Andy Reid as your new head coach? Or is there someone else out there that you would prefer? I’m willing to give them Jason Garret!!