Eagles OC Frank Reich agrees to deal to be Colts coach

Arnold Nichols
February 12, 2018

After Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels backed out of the job, Indianapolis' front office went back to their search. "Frank has all the ingredients of a successful head coach: intelligence, innovation, character, organizational and leadership skills, and a commanding presence".

Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich is expected to become the next Indianapolis Colts head coach, according to the NFL Network.

After launching his coaching career in Indy, Reich was receivers coach in Arizona ('12), and quarterbacks coach ('13) and offensive coordinator in San Diego ('14-'15) before being named the Eagles" offensive coordinator in "16.

Reich served as Eagles' offensive coordinator for the past two seasons. Offensive coordinator Frank Reich may be the next coach to be on the move. Campbell went 5-7 as the interim head coach for the Miami Dolphins in 2015 before moving on to New Orleans.

Reich worked as quarterbacks coach with the Colts when Peyton Manning was still playing. However, Frazier was an assistant coach for the Colts during the 2005-2006 season in which the Colts won the super bowl. Reich shared his personal story with the audience, one of perseverance and being a man of integrity.


Reich's most famous National Football League moment came when he was forced to fill in for the injured Jim Kelly during the Bills' 1992 wild card game against the Houston Oilers.

Reich can draw on his experiences as a former quarterback both in dealing with quarterback issues and in play calling. On Nov. 10, 1984, he came off the bench to rally Maryland from a 31-0 deficit against Miami to a 42-40 victory in what was then the biggest comeback in NCAA history.

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck.

What is interesting about this hire is that three coaches McDaniels picked to be on his staff will remain in their roles, including new defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus.

The choice was clear for the Colts.

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