Eagles offensive free agents that could follow Shane Steichen to Colts
With Shane Steichen now the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts, some players from the Philadelphia Eagles could also be coming to Indy.
The Indianapolis Colts have a new head coach in Shane Steichen and that will likely positively impact the team in free agency. Whenever coaches move teams, they typically bring a few players with them. We saw it last offseason when Gus Bradley brought some Raiders with him to the Colts and when Matt Eberflus took some of Indy’s players with him to the Chicago Bears. This offseason should be no different for Indianapolis and the rest of the league.
There’s a chance the Colts could lose free agents to Frank Reich and the Carolina Panthers but Indy could also gain some free agents from the Philadelphia Eagles, Steichen’s former team. With Steichen being an offensive coordinator, any addition would likely be from the offensive side of the ball and that’s perfectly fine. Philly had one of the best offenses in the league this past season and Indy had one of the worst, so plenty of players would certainly be welcomed.
Unfortunately for the Colts, and fortunately for the Eagles, Philly doesn’t have many pending free agents on the offensive side of the ball. The Eagles are set up pretty well to retain a lot of their offense and be dominant again next season. However, there are a few that Indy may be able to snag. Here are three Eagles that may follow Steichen to the Colts.
3. Gardner Minshew could follow Shane Steichen to Colts
This isn’t a flashy signing and it would probably be a move that no one wants. However, it is a possibility. Indianapolis is pretty much guaranteed to select a quarterback at the top of the draft and that’s where the team’s focus should be for the quarterback position. However, it’s not uncommon for a backup veteran quarterback that knows a coach’s system to join a team and help players get more familiar with a playbook.
Backup QBs tend to follow coaches around the NFL and always serve as somewhat of an insurance policy and assistant coach. With Gardner Minshew playing in Philadelphia the last two seasons, he has a good familiarity with Shane Steichen and his system. He could be the perfect backup to help a rookie get acquainted with the league and Steichen. Additionally, Matt Ryan will be moved, and possibly Nick Foles too, so Indy will have Minshew as a QB2.