Andy Reid is preparing to coach elsewhere next season in case he is no longer with the Philadelphia Eagles, according to sources.
He has been calling around the league, trying to put together a coaching staff, so that if and when he is let go in Philadelphia, he will be ready to resume coaching for another franchise next season.
Some around the league have wondered whether Reid would be a fit back in California, where he grew up, but the San Diego Chargers are planning to go in other directions than Reid, according to league sources.
Although he is not expected to be a candidate with the Chargers, he could wind up as a candidate in Jacksonville if the Jaguars fire Mike Mularkey or in Arizona if the Cardinals part ways with coach Ken Whisenhunt.
The 54-year-old Reid, who was hired to coach the Eagles in 1999, is 130-92-1 in 14 seasons with the franchise.
Under Reid, the Eagles have made nine playoff appearances, won six division titles, played in four NFC Championship Games and lost one Super Bowl.