Glazer: Eagles extend Reid's deal through 2013

BY foxsports • December 9, 2009

The Eagles have agreed to a new three-year contract extension with head coach Andy Reid. Reid has one year remaining on his current deal and the extension now locks him up through 2013. "It was inevitable. There's no point waiting," owner Jeffrey Lurie said at a news conference Wednesday. "This sends a great message to the players right in the middle of the season. I've always valued stability." Reid has been with the Eagles since 1999 and has guided them to a regular-season record of 105-66-1 during that span. His 115 overall wins and .611 winning percentage are the best in Eagles history. Under Reid the Eagles have been a perennial contender, going to one Super Bowl and five NFC title games during his tenure, including four in a row beginning in 2002. The Eagles lost the NFC title game to Arizona at the conclusion of last season. "I love Philadelphia, the fans have been unbelievable," Reid said. "They're fair. If we stink, they let us know. If we're doing OK, they tell us." Reid, NFL coach of the year following the 2000 and '02 seasons, is the second-longest tenured head coach in the NFL behind Tennessee's Jeff Fisher (16 seasons). Reid took over a team that was 3-13 a season earlier and drafted quarterback Donovan McNabb in the first round of the 1999 draft. The Eagles improved to 5-11 in their first season under Reid then went 11-5 a year later and made the playoffs. "It's well-deserved for him," McNabb said of Reid's extension. "I'm happy for him. It was a great move for them. He's a great coach." Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.



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