Andy Reid Rumors Swirling in Arizona

Andy Reid might not stay unemployed long. Less than 24 hours after he was fired by Philadelphia, Andy Reid may be close to getting another head-coaching job.

Reports out of Arizona indicate that the Cardinals are about to name Reid as their new head coach. “I am reporting the Cardinals are very close to a deal with Andy Reid to become the team’s next head coach,” says Tim Ring of KTVK-TV.

A Reid hiring would reunite him with quarterback Kevin Kolb, a major disappointment since being traded from Philadelphia to Arizona. The Cardinals gave up a second round pick and cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie for Kolb, who signed a $63 million contract after the trade. Cardinals President Michael Bidwill has said he still believes Kolb can be an effective starter, and Bidwill may see Reid as the coach to make that happen.

Arizona is expected to interview its defensive coordinator Ray Horton for the head coaching job Wednesday, according to a source. That will fulfill the Rooney Rule requirements that mandate a minority candidate be interviewed for all head coaching positions. Reid’s appointment would follow shortly.

Reid has spent recent days assembling a coaching staff, telling potential assistants that an announcement could come quickly, according to one assistant. Arizona is Reid’s top choice, according to sources, in large part because his wife Tammy is from the Phoenix area and it would bring them closer to family.