Thursday’s game between the Chiefs and Eagles figures to be an emotional night for Reid, who is in his first year with Kansas City following 14 seasons in Philadelphia.
Reid, who has coached the Chiefs to a 2-0 start this season, has maintained a positive stance regarding his relationship with the Eagles, who fired him after going 4-12 last season and replaced him with former Oregon coach Chip Kelly.
“It means a lot, so I hope we go out there and play for our coach,” Charles told Werder following Sunday’s victory over the Dallas Cowboys. “You know what I’m saying? I know he has a lot of love for his Eagles, he worked there a lot of years and he probably wishes he was still coaching there.”
The Eagles have started 1-1 under Kelly, who has implemented a fast-paced offense that has averaged 477 yards per game — the NFL’s second-highest mark.
Reid, the winningest coach in Eagles history, posted a 130-93-1 record with Philadelphia, guiding the team to five NFC Championship games, eight division titles and an appearance in Super Bowl XXXIX.
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