Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Reid gets his extension

The Philadelphia Eagles have extended the contract of head coach Andy Reid through the 2013 season.

Reid, also the club's executive vice president of football operations, is in his 11th season as the team's head coach. He is the second-longest tenured coach in the NFL, behind only Jeff Fisher, who has been with Tennessee for 16 years.

The Eagles are 8-4 this season and tied for first place in the NFC East with the Dallas Cowboys.

Reid has a record of 105-66-1 in the regular season and a mark of 10-7 in the playoffs. He has taken the Eagles to the postseason in seven of his first 10 years, with five division titles and five trips to the NFC Championship Game.

The Eagles reached the Super Bowl only once, however, after the 2004 season, losing to the New England Patriots.

Last year's Philadelphia team made the playoffs on the final day of the season and, as the NFC's sixth seed, beat Minnesota and the New York Giants on the road before falling at Arizona in the conference title game.

After seven seasons as an assistant under Mike Holmgren at Green Bay, the last two as quarterbacks coach, Reid was hired by the Eagles. He took over a team that finished 3-13 in 1998 and had the Eagles in the playoffs in his second season.

Reid was rewarded as Coach of the Year after the 2000 and 2002 seasons.

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