Reid finished with 62 points, just one behind Pittsburgh's Mike Tomlin for second place. New England's Bill Belichick was voted the top coach on all eight ballots. Reid was rated as high as second on three ballots, but no lower than fifth on any other ballot.
The longest-tenured coach in the NFL, Reid is the Eagles' all-time winningest coach with a 128-82-1 (.609) record including playoff games. He is only one of 11 coaches in NFL history to have a .600-or-better win percentage with at least 200 games coaches. This past season, the Eagles won their sixth NFC East title under Reid while setting franchise records in points, total net yards and yards per rushing attempt. Despite trading away longtime franchise quarterback Donovan McNabb, the Eagles flourished thanks to the rebirth of the NFL's Comeback Player of the Year in Michael Vick.
Reid was honored by the Maxwell Club with the NFL coach of the year honor after this past season, which is the third of his amazing career.
One of Reid's disciples also made the ESPN list of top 10 coaches, Baltimore's John Harbaugh, who was tied for 10th with Washington's Mike Shanahan. The NFC East was also represented by the Giants' Tom Coughlin, who finished sixth in the poll. The NFC owned a majority of spots in the rankings with Green Bay's Mike McCarthy (4th), New Orleans' Sean Payton (5th), Chicago's Lovie Smith (8th) and Atlanta's Mike Smith (9th) also being honored. The Jets' Rex Ryan checked in at seventh on the list.
Wide receiver DeSean Jackson and running back LeSean McCoy have also been honored in previous installments of the ESPN power rankings series.