If anybody knows all the challenges that come with being the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, it’s Andy Reid.
Prior to becoming the Chiefs’ head coach in 2013, Reid spent 14 seasons as the head coach of the Eagles, compiling a 130-93 record with one Super Bowl appearance and five NFC Championship Game appearances along the way.
So when asked on Sunday how he felt about his offensive coordinator Doug Pederson interviewing for the Eagles head-coaching job on Sunday, Reid supported his man.
“I think it’s great, man,” Reid said. “He has an opportunity, and it’s a compliment to the hard work that he’s put in, and he’s done a nice job. He’s ready to do that, and if he has the opportunity, more power to him.”
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Reid said he understands that when you win games — and the Chiefs have won 11 straight now — other franchises will often come looking to poach your staff. But he’s happy for his assistants, because he knows how hard they work.
“I’ve been through it before — that’s what happens,” Reid said. “There’s only 32 (head coaches) in the whole world, so when you have an opportunity to do it, it’s kind of a compliment to your hard work and endurance, in some cases.”