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Outside of winning a championship, Andy Reid is the most successful head coach in Philadelphia Eagles history.

Following his playing career at BYU, the Los Angeles native was an assistant at the college level for a decade as an offensive line coach before making the jump to the NFL with the Green Bay Packers in 1992. Reid worked as an assistant offensive line and tight ends coach during his first five years in Green Bay and then spent two years as the quarterbacks coach, working with Brett Favre. He was also the assistant head coach those final two seasons behind Mike Holmgren.

The Eagles hired Reid in early 1999 following the firing of Ray Rhodes, who’d led Philly to an NFL-worst record of 3-13 in 1998. The Eagles actually wanted to hire Holmgren, who instead went to the Seattle Seahawks to be the head coach and general manager. Oddly enough, Rhodes was hired to be the head coach of the Packers.

At the time of his hiring, Andy Reid was the second-youngest head coach in the NFL and was the first head coach in league history never to have served as an offensive or defensive coordinator. Many Philly fans weren’t happy with the hire, but he certainly changed their minds in a hurry.

So exactly how many seasons did Andy Reid coach the Philadelphia Eagles?

How many seasons did Andy Reid coach the Philadelphia Eagles?

Head coach Andy Reid of the Philadelphia Eagles looks on during a game against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium on December 11, 2011 | Ronald C. Modra/Getty Images

Andy Reid coached the Philadelphia Eagles for 14 seasons. He also spent a dozen years as the franchise’s Executive Vice President of Football Operations, a job he received after leading the Eagles to their first postseason appearance in four years and their first playoff win in five seasons following the 2000 campaign.

In 2001, Reid led the Birds to the first of four consecutive NFC East titles and the first of four consecutive appearances in the NFC Championship Game. After losing the first three, Philadelphia won the fourth to earn a trip to Super Bowl 39, the team’s first title game appearance in 24 years. Unfortunately for Eagles fans, Philly took a 24-21 loss to the New England Patriots.

The Eagles returned to the NFC title game four years later but lost to Kurt Warner and the Arizona Cardinals. Philadelphia made the postseason each of the next two seasons but lost in the Wild Card Round both times.

The Eagles missed the postseason in 2011 after going 8-8, and following a 4-12 campaign in 2012, a season that ended with a 42-7 loss to the New York Giants, Reid was relieved of all of his duties. Not even a week later, he was hired by the Kansas City Chiefs.

In 14 seasons, Andy Reid took the Eagles to the NFL Playoffs nine times. He remains the franchise’s all-time leader in regular-season games coached (224), regular-season wins (130), postseason games coached (19), and postseason victories (10).


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