Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie to attend Super Bowl to see ‘friend’ Andy Reid win
Before he was “Big Red,” Andy Reid was the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles.
From 1999 to 2012, Reid led the Eagles. Philadelphia visited the Super Bowl once with him as head coach but ultimately lost. 16 years after losing to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXIX, Reid is back in the big game, as the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Chiefs will face the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Reid’s former boss will be in attendance in Miami. Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie is attending Super Bowl LIV with the hopes of seeing his close friend in Reid win the game.
Eagles’ owner Jeffrey Lurie is attending Super Bowl LIV with the hopes of seeing his close friend Andy Reid win his first Super Bowl. Lurie has had regular weekly contact with Reid this postseason, congratulating him on the Chiefs’ run and wishing him luck in Super Bowl LIV.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 2, 2020
Lurie had regular contact with Reid throughout the postseason, per Schefter, congratulating him every step of the way to the Super Bowl.
There appears to be no bad blood between Lurie and Reid. That makes sense. Lurie never fired the now-Chiefs coach. Instead, he did not extend him after the 2012 season, as the Eagles fell to 4-12, their worst record under Reid.
Reid’s career with the Eagles was a success, even if Philadelphia did not win a Super Bowl with him at the helm. The Eagles went to the playoffs nine times with Reid, the NFC Championship four straight times and went 130-93-1 overall. Ultimately, however, both parties needed a change of scenery.
The Eagles won a Super Bowl without Reid as their head coach. Now, Reid will try to win one without the Eagles as his team.