Frank Reich, recently fired by the Carolina Panthers, faces uncertainty in his NFL coaching career after a 1-10 season start.
Reich's firing marks the second consecutive season he's been let go, having been dismissed by the Indianapolis Colts last year.
In an interview with Scott Fowler, Reich hinted that this might be the end of his NFL coaching journey, although he didn't explicitly rule out coaching again.
Despite earlier tensions with Panthers owner David Tepper, Reich had only positive words for him after the firing, expressing respect and care.
The struggles of the Panthers' top draft pick, Bryce Young, may have contributed to Reich's firing, especially compared to the success of other rookie quarterbacks like C.J. Stroud.
Reich had a successful start as a head coach, notably winning a Super Bowl with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2017.
His coaching record with the Colts includes two playoff appearances, but recent poor performances led to a 3-5-1 record last season and subsequent firing.
Reich turned 62 on December 4, raising questions about the potential end of his coaching career.
Despite the challenges, Reich expressed peace with the situation, mentioning belief in a next chapter of his life and finding strength in his faith.
Reich's four-year guaranteed contract with the Panthers, which still has over three years left, provides some financial stability amid the coaching uncertainties.