Frank Reich is one of the best coaching candidates available, and the Colts will bring him in for an interview as their head coaching search reboots.
The Colts were expected to hire an offensive coordinator who coached in the Super Bowl, but now they’re reportedly taking a look at the coordinator on the opposite sideline in Frank Reich.
Reich did a tremendous job as the offensive coordinator in Philadelphia this season, but it’s hard to determine who should get the credit for the Eagles’ success on offense.
Head coach Doug Pederson calls the plays, and quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo gets some of the praise for developing Carson Wentz and Nick Foles. The Colts will learn a lot more about Reich’s role when they bring him in for an interview.
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Reich was a career backup quarterback for 13 seasons in the NFL including 9 years with the Bills. Reich came off the bench to lead Buffalo to a Super Bowl appearance in 1992.
Reich began his coaching career with the Colts in 2008 as an offensive assistant. He became the quarterbacks coach in 2009 then transitioned to the wide receivers coach in 2011.
He followed up his tenure in Indianapolis by becoming the wide receivers coach with the Cardinals in 2012. He was then named wide receivers coach with the Chargers in 2013 before getting his first chance at being an offensive coordinator in San Diego in 2014.
Reich was hired on Doug Pederson’s staff as the Eagles’ offensive coordinator in 2016, and he’s won a Super Bowl ring in his second season in Philadelphia.
Reich has a solid résumé, he’s worked in Indianapolis before, and he would work well with Andrew Luck. I’d consider Reich the favorite to win the job right now, but we’ll see what the Colts’ front office thinks of him after this interview.