Per Field Yates, the Colts have indeed hired Chargers’ wide receivers coach Nick Sirianni as their offensive coordinator.
Source: the Colts are hiring Chargers WR coach Nick Sirianni to be their offensive coordinator.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) February 13, 2018
Sirianni is a former quarterbacks coach and a current receivers coach with the Chargers. He has done a great job with the development of the Chargers’ wide receivers. After Keenan Allen’s injury last season, Sirianni worked with Allen in rehab, and his impact shone through this season. Allen had the best season of his career this season, with 1,393 yards and six touchdowns. He has also done a great job with the development of Travis Benjamin, Tyrell Williams, and Dontrelle Inman, who all had breakout seasons on the Chargers. Sirianni will certainly have fun working with one of the most talented quarterbacks in the NFL, and helping his rehabilitation.
Sirianni, 36, has the bright offensive mind, akin to Sean McVay and John DeFilippo, that so many teams covet these days. Neither Reich or Sirianni have experience calling plays, but both are brilliant offensive minds and one of them will seamlessly transition into that role.
Jason La Canfora has reported that Chargers’ QB coach, Shane Steichen, will be the Colts’ next OC.
Colts will hire Chargers QB coach Shane Steichen as their next offensive coordinator I’m told.
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) February 13, 2018
I would trust Yates on this one, as the Colts previously requested to interview Sirianni. La Canfora also incorrectly reported that the Colts were interested in Raiders’ QB coach Jake Peetz.
Stay tuned for more information as this story develops.
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.