Colts fire offensive coordinator Marcus Brady, a move that has fans confused

Marcus Brady in the Colts new offensive coordinator.Nfl Indianapolis Colts Rookie Minicamp On Friday May 11 2018
Marcus Brady in the Colts new offensive coordinator.Nfl Indianapolis Colts Rookie Minicamp On Friday May 11 2018 /

The Indianapolis Colts fired offensive coordinator, Marcus Brady, on Tuesday morning, and fans are struggling to make sense of the move.

Marcus Brady, the offensive coordinator for the Indianapolis Colts, has been fired, the team announced on Tuesday morning. After Indy’s rough 3-4-1 start, and their 30th-ranked scoring offense, the team felt it was right to move on from Brady ahead of Indy’s Week 9 matchup with the New England Patriots.

Brady came to the Colts with Reich back in 2018, initially as an assistant quarterbacks coach. In the last five seasons, Brady has risen through the coaching ranks, going from assistant quarterbacks coach in 2018 to quarterbacks coach in 2019 and 2020 to offensive coordinator in 2021 and this season. Now, his time with the team is over.

In a statement to the media, head coach Frank Reich called the move an “incredibly hard decision, but one I felt needed to be made in the best interest of the team.” As of now, there’s no clear plan on if anyone will be elevated to an interim offensive coordinator or if Reich will just handle all of the offensive duties, something he’s already been extremely hands-on with, which is why many fans are confused by the firing of Brady.

Fans confused by the Colts’ firing of Marcus Brady

This move comes as a shock to many because of a few reasons. For starters, Indianapolis never makes in-season coaching changes, no matter how rough things get. Additionally, it is believed that Frank Reich is the primary and sole play-caller for the Colts, making the move to let go of Brady amid the offense’s struggles, especially baffling. In fact, many fans have been calling for Reich to relinquish play-calling duties and let Brady take over.

But, for now, it’s Marcus Brady who’s taking the fall. Admittedly, fans don’t know all of the inner workings of the organization or what roles each individual played in things going wrong. However, what is clear on the field every Sunday is that the Colts have far more problems offensively than Marcus Brady, so this may just be the first move of many moves involving coaches and players in Indianapolis.