They interviewed practically everyone who could even spell the word football, but in the end Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie, General Manager Howie Roseman, and President Don Smolenski came up with the man at the top of their list all along.
As a Philadelphia kid, I literally cannot remember an Eagles game Reid didn't coach. To my generation, football has been synonymous with Andy Reid. And, it's come with many memories -- both positive and negative.
It is a bummer of a story, the demise of Andrew Walter Reid. Highly successful for the first half of his head coaching career, Reid's windows of opportunity (and yes, there were many) have finally closed.
Even though Foles has begun to solidify himself as a capable starter in the NFL, he'll probably need to have a few more convincing games at the end of the regular season in order to keep his job as a starter. But this certainly does help his cause.