Report: Eagles OC Frank Reich is a candidate for Indianapolis Colts HC Vacancy

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The Indianapolis Colts appear to be in a spot of bother. After Josh McDaniels decided to run for the hills after agreeing to terms for the vacant Head Coach role, the team are in disarray and have to hit reset on the coaching search. One name who was always bound to come up is Frank Reich.

Reich spent three years with the Colts as a quarterbacks coach and wide receivers coach before taking on the same role in San Diego, eventually earning a promotion to offensive coordinator. Reich was fired by the Chargers back early last year after his Offense slipped to 26th in points per game. The same offense ranked inside the top half of the league in yards before dropping to 20th a year later. This led him to Philadelphia, where he would join Doug Pederson as a former NFL quarterback bringing valuable experience to help nurture the talent of Carson Wentz.

The Eagles offense soared above the rest of the NFL in 2017. Their efficiency in the red zone and on third down was an incredible success and Reich became a valuable part in developing such an impressive scheme.

Reich has been instrumental in the Eagles Super Bowl run and was hired with a very clear reason in mind. The 55-year old understands winning culture and how to develop quarterbacks. Reich also shares the same agent as the team’s general manager, making this link a little stronger.

Would Reich want to go for a Head Coaching role, or simply stay with the Super Bowl winning Eagles? Only time will tell, but if the Colts submit an interview request as we presume they will, the answer may surface sooner than we think.

 

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