Former Eagles Coach Andy Reid Wins First Super Bowl
Though the Eagles didn’t make it to the Super Bowl this year, fans in and around the city were beyond happy to see former coach Andy Reid win his first Super Bowl game against the San Francisco 49ers, with a final of 31-20.
Before the Chiefs, Coach Reid fiercely dedicated 14 years of his coaching career to the Eagles and the city he used to call home. His history in Philadelphia is accomplished but sometimes hard for fans to swallow, as he led the Eagles to five NFC Championship games and a Super Bowl in 2005. The Eagles lost the Super Bowl 24-21 against the Patriots, which was devastating for fans and Reid himself, who remained with the team for another seven years before his contract was not renewed. Nonetheless, Reid’s legacy and ties to Philadelphia are strong, and the Eagles franchise along with the fans never forgot about him.
When Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs secured the win at the Super Bowl, Philly couldn’t have been happier for him. On social media, many fans, former Eagles players, and the Eagles franchise sent Coach Reid warm congratulatory messages.
The Eagles shared a picture of Coach Reid with the caption “Time’s Yours, Andy.”
Former Eagles Safety Brian Dawkins shared an enthusiastic and emotional video of him congratulating Coach Reid, whom Dawkins spent the majority of his football career under.
From former Eagles QB Donovan McNabb:
Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie shared his happiness for Coach Reid with NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport
And in beautiful Philly fashion, the skyline glowed in red to show support and congratulations for Coach Reid
On the support and love from the Eagles and fans, Reid said, “Listen, I loved my time in Philadelphia. Phenomenal players there. We were so close so many times, and my heart went out to those guys. I’m happy for them. They have a little piece of all of this, and then for the Eagles to do what they did a couple years back with Doug. That’s a special city, and they’ve had some great players there. It’s great to see them still involved with the city. I appreciate it. It’s humbling to think about all that. I do appreciate every bit of it.”
From the city where you mean so much, Congratulations Coach Reid on this well deserved win.