Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich “has emerged as the favorite” for the head coaching job in Indianapolis according to Chris Mortensen of ESPN.
Considering the magnitude of the Josh McDaniels fiasco, no one is going to report that the Reich has been officially hired by the Colts until the ink is dry on the contract but Mortensen seems to believe the two sides are merely ironing out the details. It would be a quality hire for the Colts considering the circumstances.
After ending his playing career as a longtime NFL backup quarterback, the 56-year-old Reich has steadily moved up the coaching ranks and actually starting his coaching career with the Colts way back in 2008 with a four-year stint working with Peyton Manning. Since then he has been an offensive coordinator for both the San Diego Chargers and the Philadelphia Eagles and is coming off a Super Bowl win, although it should be noted that head coach Doug Pederson actually called the offensive plays for the Eagles.
There are some who might even suggest to Colts are better off having been jilted by McDaniels as he has been a disaster everywhere he has coached outside New England.
Reich has never been a head coach at any level.
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