Reports: Arizona Cardinals will interview former Eagles head coach Andy Reid
Fresh off his firing Monday morning, Andy Reid looks to be one of the NFL's hottest coaching commodities. And it didn't take long for reports to surface that the Arizona Cardinals will interview Reid for their head coaching vacancy.
The Cardinals parted ways with head coach Ken Whisenhunt after six seasons. As you might remember, Whisenhunt guided the Cardinals to the Super Bowl after defeating Reid's Birds the last time the Eagles reached the NFC Championship Game in 2008.
Reid would be reunited with Kevin Kolb, who Reid once anointed a franchise quarterback. The Cardinals would hope Reid would stabilize the quarterback position after the Cardinals saw four different quarterbacks (John Skelton, Kolb, Ryan Lindley and Brian Hoyer) throw at least 50 passes in 2012. The Cardinals finished the season 5-11, after a 4-0 start.
More from NFL.com's Gregg Rosenthal:
"The job would be attractive to someone like Reid for a variety of reasons. With GM Rod Graves recently fired, there is flexibility for Reid to have a say in how the front office is constructed. (It's possible Reid will seek personnel control.) Bidwill said he's not locked into a set front office structure. He'll hire a coach first if that's the best fit or a GM first if that's best. In short, Reid could hold the power if he got the job. "
SBNation's Mark Sandritter reports that Reid is one of three coaches Arizona plans on interviewing:
"Arizona president Michael Bidwill said he has reached out to Andy Reid and the Cardinals are interested in hiring Reid as their head coach. Reid, however, won't be the only candidate as Bidwill said he also reached out to Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy. In addition to Reid and McCoy, Arizona is also expected to interview current defensive coordinator Ray Horton."