BREAKING: Colts hire Eagles OC Shane Steichen to be their new Head Coach

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – AUGUST 02: Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Shane Steichen is interviewed during training camp on July 29, 2022 at the NovaCare Complex in Philadelphia PA.(Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire)

The Indianapolis Colts have announced they have hired the Shane Steichen, Philly’s offensive coordinator days after losing Super Bowl LVII.

Steichen received great renown for his work in developing Jalen Hurts as a passer and smart runner. Hurts set franchise records in total touchdowns and yards while finishing as the MVP runner-up. The offense itself set franchise records in points, rushing touchdowns, and total scores.

As Indy’s new head coach, Steichen is the second Eagles offensive coordinator to be given the position after a Super Bowl run. After winning the big game in 2018, Frank Reich took over in Indy after Josh McDaniels accepted but then declined the offer.

There is good news though if you are the Philadelphia Eagles. The offense has 10 of 11 players returning for the 2023 season and they already have a proven hot commodity to replace Steichen on their staff.

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Brian Johnson, a family friend of Hurts’ entire family, is largely considered the ideal replacement for Steichen and could call plays going into the 2023 season. Other names such as Kevin Patullo would be up for the position as well.

Steichen isn’t the only coordinator that the Eagles might have to replace though. Defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon is considered to be a finalist for the Arizona Cardinals head coaching position as well.

Days after losing Super Bowl LVII, another key coaching loss will dominate the storylines in Philadelphia as they look to get back to the Super Bowl.

Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire