Former Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid reportedly skipped his trip to Arizona to visit the Cardinals last evening. This, after Reid met with representatives from the Kansas City Chiefs for close to nine hours.
Reports indicated that Reid was supposed to fly to Arizona last evening in order to meet with the Cardinals today. Eventually, the meeting with the Chiefs ended and then last night, reports emerged that Reid was considering pushing the meeting with Arizona back.
Just got a text from Andy Reid, said Chiefs interview went well, was very long. Cards interview might be pushed back to Friday now.
— Reuben Frank (@RoobCSN) January 3, 2013
Then later, we found out a bit more when Howard Eskin of Fox 29 in Philadelphia caught up with Reid shortly after his meeting with the Chiefs.
“Former Eagles coach Andy Reid lost his job on Monday but he may be closer to another job after today. And it could be, it could be with Kansas City. I spoke with Andy Reid after his meeting of over eight hours, nearly nine hours. It was here in Philadelphia at the private airport Atlantic Aviation.
“At the meeting was the owner of the Chiefs, Clark Hunt, along with the GM Scott Pioli, and the president Mark Donovan along with four others from the front office. Reid was accompanied with his agent, Bob LaMonte. After the meeting, I was the only media person that spoke to Reid, and although he would not talk on camera, he did tell me he had no contract done — eight hours and nothing done, or nine hours? — but he does love the ownership, was very comfortable with all their people and he was scheduled to head to Arizona today but now he told he is not sure if he will go to Arizona. He wanted to talk to his wife. He also told me he may have a visit in San Diego.”
It sure sounds like the two sides are getting close. It may be that Reid wanted to go home and speak to his wife about the possibility of moving to Kansas City.
Let’s hope she’s a BBQ fan.
(h/t Arrowhead Pride)