BREAKING: Colts have hired Frank Reich as Head Coach

Tell me if you have heard this before, the Indianapolis Colts have a new head coach.  No, really…..this time it’s for real.   The Colts announced Sunday afternoon that they have hired former Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich as their new head coach according to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo.

Term of the deal haven’t been released yet but it is said to be a 5-year contract.   Reich led a powerful Eagles offense to a Super Bowl championship working with Carson Wentz and Nick Foles along the way.  Reich previously worked with the Colts in 2008-2011 along side Peyton Manning and Tony Dungy as the offensive assistant and quarterbacks coach.

Reich takes over a Colts team that fired Chuck Pagano after going 4-12 last season.  Pagano was 53-43 in 6 seasons with the Colts.

My opinion is that this a good hire and best choice available after the controversy with the Josh McDaniels hire.  Reich led a powerful offense and groomed Wentz and Foles and worked with Foles win a Super Bowl after Wentz tore his ACL late in the season.  Reich is familiar with Indianapolis and what Irsay wants and knows the culture that Indianapolis had and will work to get it back to the middle 2000’s. If he can improve the defense will be interesting to see, but the offense will certainly improve.

It will take a couple years but if Andrew Luck can get healthy and Colts improve their defense, they could contend with the AFC South title and playoffs by year two.

Reich could have Andrew Luck back this August and will have the #3 pick in April’s draft.

 

The new Colts era is about to begin. Buckle up!

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