Cardinals close to signing new head coach Andy ReidPosted: Updated:
TEMPE -- As first reported by KTVK's Tim Ring, the Arizona Cardinals are very close to hiring Andy Reid as their new head coach. According to a league source, the deal to hire the former Eagles head coach is "all but done."
Reid's 14 year reign in Philadelphia ended after a 4-12 season. However, during his time with the Eagles he tallied more wins than another other coach in Eagles history with 120. He also has the team's highest winning percentage at .609%.
The leading candidate for the offensive coordinator position appears to be Cleveland's ex head coach, Pat Shurmur. The Browns fired Shurmur after going 9-23 in two seasons. Shurmur worked with Reid from 1999-2008. And, was the quarterbacks coach in 2004 when the Eagles went to the Super Bowl.
The Cardinals are also, reportedly, looking at Cleveland to fill their vacancy at GM. The Browns fired their GM Tom Heckert on Monday. Heckert has ties to Reid. He served in the Eagles front office from 2001 to 2010.
The Cardinals interviewed their defensive coordinator Ray Horton for the job this afternoon. Thanks to his success on that side of the ball, Horton is being courted by numerous teams as a possible head coach, including the Browns and the Bills.
The Bills are also interviewing the Cards former head coach Ken Whisenhunt.
The Cardinals and the Eagles are scheduled to play in Philadelphia next season.
The Cardinals have scheduled an interview with the Broncos OC Mike McCoy for this weekend.