Eagles OC Frank Reich Emerges as Favorite for Colts HC Job
The Colts are looking for someone to be their head coach after Josh McDaniels backed out. Frank Reich seems to be the favorite to be that replacement.
GM Chris Ballard came out and said that the Colts would take their time in searching for a new coach after McDaniels backed out of his agreement to be the coach. He said that this past week, saying there was no timetable for a new hire. It seems as though there might be some movement soon.
Indianapolis has been busy interviewing candidates this week. One of those candidates is Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich. He was the architect of the Eagles Super Bowl winning offense. He helped Nick Foles win the Super Bowl MVP.
It now seems as though he has become the favorite to land the job. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Chris Mortenson, that is exactly the case.
Reich showed excellent moxie during the Eagles playoff run to the championship. He helped Nick Foles feel comfortable enough to execute down the stretch and eventually win Super Bowl MVP. Reich also has worked for the Colts before, as he was on Tony Dungy and Jim Caldwell’s staff from 2008 to 2011.
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The Colts might actually stumble into a better hire than originally thought. Reich is a stand-up guy who is well liked in the NFL, and his commitment and character have never been questioned. That is a stark difference from Josh McDaniels, who has had both questioned in recent weeks, and even before that when he was in Denver. The Colts seem to be better off.