"We had a bad season but we still think we are close to being a Super Bowl contender," said Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie. "You look around at the coaches available for someone that has a track record of success and the name that keeps popping up is Andy Reid."
Reid say he is excited about the opportunity with the Eagles.
"I am very familiar with that team and that organization and I think they have potential," said Reid. "I think young Nick Foles has a future at quarterback, they have lots of talent at the offensive skill positions, and the offensive line should be better if healthy. The defense has issues, but I know an wide receivers coach who I think would make a great defensive coordinator."
Lurie acknowledged that hiring Reid, who most recently coached the Eagles, might displease some fans.
"Sure, there may be some who might question our interest in Andy Reid," said Lurie. "But he has had a few days away from this organization now. He can see it all in a new light and can understand the expectations we have here. I would expect him to come in after three days feeling revitalized and refreshed with a whole load of new ideas."
Reid is reportedly waiting to clean out his office at Lincoln Financial Field until he hears if he is named Philadelphia's new coach.