Colts could lose key offensive coach if Texans hire Leslie Frazier
On Sunday, the Indianapolis Colts lost assistant offensive line coach Klayton Adams, who took a job with the Arizona State Sun Devils. Monumental loss? No. But certainly meaningful because he’s helped shape one of the best offensive lines in the NFL for the last two years.
Now, the Colts are looking at another potential departure, but it all depends on who the Houston Texans decide to hire as their head coach. If it’s Leslie Frazier, then it appears Indy’s quarterbacks coach could be on the way out too.
Marcus Brady, who joined the Colts organization in 2018 as the assistant QBs coach, has been the team’s QBs coach since the beginning of 2019. However, he could be in line for a promotion to offensive coordinator if Frazier is calling the shots in Houston.
Here’s what Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer wrote in his Monday column:
"“I think Leslie Frazier has a real shot in Houston, and there’s an interesting offensive coordinator name attached to his candidacy: Colts quarterbacks coach Marcus Brady. Brady’s very well-regarded in Indy and has an interesting resume, with much of his professional career, both as a player and coach, spent in Canada.”"
And let’s be honest: Brady’s done some damn good work for the Colts. After Andrew Luck’s abrupt retirement, he made Jacoby Brissett serviceable in 2019 and then managed to help Philip Rivers recapture the glory days throughout the second half of 2020, which resulted in an 11-5 season and a spot in the playoffs.
Additionally, Brady’s been key in playing a role with the development of Jacob Eason, who could be the team’s franchise QB depending on how things unfold. We probably wouldn’t bet on it, but we also wouldn’t bet against it.
The only bit of good news here is that Reich is a former QBs coach and offensive coordinator, so he’ll know exactly who to replace Brady with if it came down to it.