Andy Reid made an overestimation early in his career that could keep him out of the Hall of Fame.
Reid, who started his head coaching career in 1999 with the Philadelphia Eagles, made Donovan McNabb the second overall pick that year. That wasn’t a mistake. Picking an eventual six-time Pro Bowler is actually one of the best moves of his 14-year career in Philly.
The mistake was believing McNabb could single-handedly carry the offense, and team, to a championship. Reid waited too long to surround his quarterback with the kind of playmaking talent most franchise pivots need.