But the Jacksonville Jaguars and Arizona Cardinals could hire Andy Reid if Mike Mularkey and Ken Wisenhunt are fired by their respective teams. I am personally hoping that Wisehunt finally gets the axe, but I believe Mularkey has dealt with personnel issues that are the problem on incompetent GM Gene Smith.
Anyway, Adam Schefter reported that the Philadelphia Eagles have unsurprisingly firedAndy Reid, and he also reported the news of Reid’s potential landing spots. He wrote on the Chargers, “the San Diego Chargers are planning to go in other directions than Reid, according to league sources. Although he is not expected to be a candidate with the Chargers, Reid could wind up as a candidate in Jacksonville if the Jaguars fire Mike Mularkey or in Arizona if the Cardinals part ways with coach Ken Whisenhunt.”
Schefter also reported yesterday that the Chargers will be firing Norv Turner and A.J. Smith (also not surprising, especially with regards to the Chargers horrible HC), and Turner is expected to promptly pick up an offensive coordinator gig. The more important news for Chargers fans is that one notable candidate who is interested in the Chargers gig is analyst Steve Mariucci, but he has been out of the league for a while now and probably isn’t the best candidate.
I honestly doubt that Chargers fans would want to hire Reid, especially after what happened recently to the Philadelphia Eagles. The Chargers are in the same situation, because they are coming off of disappointing seasons that were filled with potential. Both Reid and Turner failed to fulfill that potential, and the Chargers need a coach with a proven recent track record. Reid was a great coach, but he is also an expensive one and is best-suited for a gig where he can help bring an unproven team to relevance and build it from the ground up.
The Chargers were actually once the favorites to land Reid, making Schefter’s report especially noteworthy.
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