After the Josh McDaniels fiasco, the Colts have locked in their head coach, Eagles’ offensive coordinator Frank Reich.
Frank Reich will be the Colts’ new coach. Five-year deal with the team has been agreed to and about to be finalized, source says. @espn reported earlier he was the fave.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) February 11, 2018
(Read an in-depth review of Reich here)
Reich was a former Colts’ QB coach and was instrumental in the development of Peyton Manning. Although Reich did not call plays himself in Philadelphia this season, he was vitally important to the team. He helped develop Carson Wentz into a star and turn Nick Foles into a quality starting quarterback. Reich could be the one calling plays come next season, or he could hire an offensive coordinator to do so.
The Colts were reportedly interested in Seahawks’ OC Darrell Bevell and Raiders’ QB coach Jake Peetz as their offensive coordinators. Despite these rumors, Reich will likely find someone else to bring in as his OC. He would love to hire former Eagles’ QB coach John DeFilippo, but the Vikings already hired him. Reich brings the offensive mind that Josh McDaniels had, but unlike McDaniels, has integrity and maturity. Expect big things from the offense next season.
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Ben Pfeifer is the Managing Editor of the Colts for Full Press Coverage, the AFC South Division Editor, and head NBA editor. Want to continue the discussion? Contact Ben Pfeifer on Twitter @Ben_Pfeifer_ and @FPC_Colts.