What if? That question faced everyone who knew Garrett Reid as his parents, Eagles head coach Andy Reid and his wife, Tammy, prepared to bury their son, who was found dead Sunday.
He was only 29, but had lived a life in which premature death is not unexpected. Reid had a history of heroin abuse, and although by all accounts he appeared to have overcome his addiction, absent a coroner's final report, drugs had to be suspected.
Reid's addiction became public in 2007 when, while high on heroin, he was in a car accident that left a woman seriously injured. He was later sent to prison for smuggling drugs while being held at the Montgomery County jail, and was locked up again after testing positive for drugs while on probation.