The Indianapolis Colts are still early in the process of searching for a head coach but Raheem Morris has reportedly emerged as a top candidate.
This is a huge offseason for the Indianapolis Colts and they have a lot of decisions to make. No decision will be bigger than Indy’s choice of head coach. The team understands that and that’s why they’re taking their time with the process and getting to know a ton of candidates. However, according to recent reports, Indianapolis is already really high on one of the head coaching candidates who has completed his interview.
That candidate is Raheem Morris. Morris, the current defensive coordinator for the Los Angeles Rams, was the fourth candidate that the Colts interviewed and they completed the initial interview back on January 13. Indianapolis has held several other interviews since then, and the list of candidates has grown to 12, and that’s with Ben Johnson deciding to return to the Detroit Lions. Even though Indy’s search is far from finished, it’s being reported that Morris had a great impression on the Colts.
Multiple reporters, including The Athletic’s Zak Keefer, have talked about how strong Morris’ first interview was with Indianapolis. It’s believed that there’s a strong mutual interest between Morris and Indy and that his name should be among those in the final running.
Raheem Morris had a strong interview with the Colts
Morris has become a popular candidate amongst Indy’s fans and many would love to see Morris become the next head coach. Many believe that Raheem Morris is a great candidate because of his coaching experience. Morris has been coaching in the NFL since 2002 and has experience coaching on both sides of the ball, something that fans believe could be useful in Indy. Additionally, in all of Morris’ years of coaching, he has made so many connections that there’s a belief that he could build a tremendous coaching staff.
Unlike most of the candidates that the Colts are interviewing, Morris has been a head coach before. He was the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2009 to 2011 and also served as the interim head coach with the Atlanta Falcons in 2020. In total, he’s coached 59 games as a head coach and has a 21-38 record. For many, that history is enough to scare potential teams away.
However, Morris was only 33 years old when he was first hired as a head coach with the Buccaneers. He’s now 46 years old and has spent the last decade continuing his development as a coach in this league and plenty of people now believe that he is more than ready for a second chance. Maybe that will come with the Indianapolis Colts.