Andy Reid’s Draft History, Part 1: The Beginning

June 22, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments


After head coach Ray Rhodes led the Eagles to a 3-13 record in 1998 in his fourth season in Philadelphia, the Eagles brass decided it was time to make a change.
At the time there were some big-name former NFL head coaches available, but the Eagles decided to go with a lesser known quarterbacks coach from the Packers.
Andy Reid was hired by the Packers in 1992, the same year Brett Favre was brought in, and coached Favre through 1998.
That tenure included the 1997 season when the Packers won the Super Bowl, and also included three straight Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player awards from 1995 through 1997.
While fans in Philadelphia expressed mixed emotions on the Reid hiring, NFL insiders had a much more positive opinion of the Eagles decision.
Reid definitely had his work cut out for him. The Eagles leading passer in 1998 was Koy Detmer, a former seventh-round pick, who had a 5...

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