The Indianapolis Colts announced Saturday that they’ve officially hired Frank Reich as new head coach.
“We are extremely excited to announce Frank Reich as head coach of the Indianapolis Colts,” said Colts owner & CEO Jim Irsay. “Frank has all the ingredients of a successful head coach: intelligence, innovation, character, organizational and leadership skills, and a commanding presence. He also has a stellar reputation, and his myriad of life experiences and the people he has worked with make him the perfect fit for us and our fans. I feel extremely fortunate and could not be more excited for Colts Nation and the future of our franchise.”
“We are excited to have Frank Reich as our new head coach,” said Colts general manager Chris Ballard. “Frank is a leader of men who will demand excellence from our players on and off the field. I look forward to working with Frank to deliver a championship-caliber team to the city of Indianapolis.”
Mike Garafolo reports that the Colts are finalizing a five-year deal with Eagles OC Frank Reich to be their new head coach. Garafolo adds that the two parties have agreed to the deal and it’s about to be finalized.
Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen are reporting that Eagles OC Frank Reich has emerged as the favorite to become the next head coach of the Colts. According to the report, the Eagles have braced themselves to lose Reich to the Colts.
The Colts obviously need to get a contract finalized before anything is official, but it appears as though Reich is the guy to watch in the coming days.
Indianapolis also requested interviews with Saints assistant HC Dan Campbell and Bills DC Leslie Frazier.
Reich, 56, is a former third-round pick of the Bills back in 1985. He played 14 years in the NFL for the Bills, Panthers, Jets and Lions.
Reich began his coaching career with the Colts as an offensive coaching staff assistant back in 2008. He worked his way up to WRs coach before taking jobs with the Cardinals and Chargers.
The Eagles hired him as their offensive coordinator in 2016 under Doug Pederson.
In 2017, the Eagles’ offensive ranked No. 3 in points scored, No. 7 in total yards, No. 3 in rushing yards and No. 13 in passing yards.
We’ll have more regarding the Colts as the news is available.