Colts GM hints that Eagles OC Frank Reich is top head coach candidate
The Indianapolis Colts have been left scrambling to find a head coach now that Josh McDaniels backed of his agreement with the team, and Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich could be at or near the top of their list.
Colts general manager Chris Ballard held a press conference on Wednesday to address the McDaniels situation, and he said there were some coaches the team wants to interview that were busy with their teams in the playoffs. The belief is that he was likely referring to Reich.
There were other guys the Colts wanted to interview, Ballard said, but the playoffs got in the way. That's a pretty good hint that it involves guys whose teams were alive in recent weeks (Reich?).
— Stephen Holder (@HolderStephen) February 7, 2018
Reich just finished his second season as the offensive coordinator in Philly, and the results spoke for themselves. Carson Wentz was on track to take home the NFL MVP award before he tore his ACL, and Nick Foles stepped in when Wentz went down and led the Eagles to a Super Bowl title. Doug Pederson has gotten most of the credit for Philadelphia’s dominant offensive performances in the NFC Championship Game and the Super Bowl, but Reich had a big hand in all of it.
Obviously, there’s no way the Colts can convince their next head coach that he was their first choice. It sounds like that’s exactly what the Patriots were hoping for. Someone like Reich might seize the sudden opportunity.