Originally written on Pro Football Zone  |  Last updated 10/19/14

PHILADELPHIA - AUGUST 14: Andy Reid, head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles takes the field before the NFL game against the Carolina Panthers at Lincoln Financial Field on August 14, 2008 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
Chiefs head coach Andy reid admitted to the New York Times as well as Peter King of SI.com that he tried to trade for quarterback Alex Smith twice during his time with the Eagles. Two other things about Reid: In the New York Times Sunday, he admitted he’d twice tried to trade for Alex Smith while in Philadelphia. He didn’t say when, and he told me that while it was true, he didn’t remember exactly when it was. Once was around the time the team was in the process of fact-finding on Michael Vick before the Eagles signed him. “I just always watched him and thought, ‘Man, I’d like to coach that kid,’ ” Reid said. It seems like Reid was attempting to acquire Smith when he started to get the feeling that Donovan McNabb’s career in philly was coming to an end.  I would say the Eagles ended up getting a better quarterback in Michael Vick.  Reid just didn’t manage him very well.     Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post Andy Reid tried to trade for Alex Smith twice when he was in Philly appeared first on Pro Football Zone.
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