Eagles OC Frank Reich named new Colts coach

Frank Reich

Frank Reich

According to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo, Reich will be the Colts next head coach, a job McDaniels incredibly turned down hours after agreeing to it (and weeks after the Colts assumed he'd take it when he officially could).

Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich, a former Maryland quarterback, will be the next head coach of the Indianapolis Colts, NFL.com reported Sunday. Shortly after the Eagles won their first Super Bowl in franchise history, he was eventually hired as the head coach of the team that gave him his first coaching job, the Indianapolis Colts.

Reich had spent the last four years as National Football League offensive coordinator with the then San Diego Chargers (2014-15) and the Eagles (2016-17). Reich also has worked for the Colts before, as he was on Tony Dungy and Jim Caldwell's staff from 2008 to 2011. McDaniels called Colts general manager Chris Ballard later that evening and reneged on the agreement, saying he made a decision to stay with New England.

"We are excited to have Frank Reich as our new head coach".

Reich replaces Chuck Pagano as coach after a search that took a few twists and turns. Multiple assistant coaches signed contracts thinking they would work under McDaniels. The Eagles have also suffered two big losses to their staff since the Super Bowl.

The Eagles already lost quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo on Saturday when DeFilippo was named Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator.

The Colts are coming off a 4-12 season and have missed the playoffs in each of the past three years.

"He has not picked up a football, but he is throwing balls, working on arm speed", Ballard said on February 7.

"We'll move forward. and we will get the right leader for the Indianapolis Colts, one that believes what we believe and wants to go where we want to go, " Ballard said earlier this week.

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