The Colts’ coaching staff could look a lot different in 2021.
The Indianapolis Colts have had the luxury of flaunting one of the deepest coaching staffs in the league over the last couple of years. As we’ve seen in the past, however, that could all change in one offseason after a team starts producing at an elite level on both sides of the ball.
If the early stages after their playoff exit have been any indication, it’s that head coach Frank Reich could be down several assistants when all is said and done. Reports confirm that defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus is being seriously considered by the Texans after impressing during his head coaching interview, and the Eagles hired Nick Sirianni away early Thursday afternoon.
To further stick it to fans in Indianapolis, it was reported on Thursday that the Chargers have an interview set up with Colts defensive backs coach Justin Gannon for their vacant defensive coordinator position.
It’s admittedly difficult to deny that Gannon would be a tremendous fit alongside new Chargers head coach Brandon Staley, who called the shots for the Rams’ suffocating defense this past season. If that seemingly perfect landing spot doesn’t work out for Gannon, however, he also interviewed with the Bears for their vacant DC job after Chuck Pagano announced his retirement.
If you thought there couldn’t possibly be more Colts assistants slated to interview for a potential promotion with other organizations, well, think again.
According to reports, the Jaguars have requested an interview with quarterbacks coach Marcus Brady for their offensive coordinator job.
Brady just wrapped up his third season on Indy’s coaching staff and has established a strong reputation around the league. If you’re him, how could you possibly pass on the opportunity to not only work alongside a coaching legend in Urban Meyer, but coach up a player in Trevor Lawrence — assuming the Jags draft him No. 1 overall — who is widely said to be a generational QB prospect?
Nothing has been confirmed as of yet obviously, but if you’re the Colts and Reich, how can you not press the panic button? The way things are looking, they’d be lucky to hold on to two of Sirianni, Eberflus, Gannon and Brady when all is said and done. And the scariest part of it all is that it wouldn’t be surprising if all of them left.