Unless something drastic occurs, Andy Reid's final game as head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles will be this Sunday, when the Eagles take on the New York Giants. Reid is expected to be fired this coming week, as the Eagles under-performed for a second consecutive -- and missed the playoffs for a second consecutive season.
Still, don't expect Reid to take a year off from coaching.
According to CSN Philly's Geoff Mosher, Reid wants to coach in 2013 -- and he certainly knows it won't be with Philadelphia.
Eagles defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins isn't surprised in the least that Reid wants to continue coaching.
"It doesn't surprise me at all," defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins said. "If you see how he is right now, heck, he's still coaching his tail off, even up until now. The average person looking in doesn't understand why but some people just have that drive and have that desire where they don't give up. He's a great coach and I'm not surprised at all."
If Reid is indeed fired as expected next week, he'll certainly have a slew of suitors. Many other teams throughout the league could have coaching vacancies as early as Monday, as Norv Turner (Chargers), Ron Rivera (Panthers), Mike Munchak (Titans), Rex Ryan (Jets), and Ken Wisenhunt (Cardinals) have all been rumored to be on the hot seat at various points this season.
Even though his tenure in Philadelphia didn't include a Super Bowl title, Reid is certainly a great coach, and will have no problem landing on his feet.