Just two days after finalizing a 5 year deal with former Eagles coordinator Frank Reich to remedy the Josh McDaniels blunder, the Colts have found a new offensive coordinator. Nick Sirianni, former Los Angeles Chargers’ wide receivers coach joins Reich’s staff in Indianapolis.
There was some confusion and false reports of Chargers’ quarterback coach Shane Steichen being hired, but Reich was officially announced by multiple sources that Sirianni will be the guy and not Steichen. Sirianni replaces Rob Chudzinksi as the staff overhaul continues.
Sirianni is younger at only 36-years-old and he has NFL experience with the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Chargers. He started his coaching career in the NFL only in his late 20’s in 2009 with the Chiefs as an offensive quality control coach and an assistant quarterback coach, then moved to the Chargers in 2012 and is ending his five-year tenure there.
This will be his first offensive coordinator role, but play-calling duties remain to be seen as Reich may handle that aspect of the game and Sirianni may play a similar role to what Reich’s was in Philadelphia. Reich did not call plays in his coordinator role for the Eagles, but he collaborated with Eagles head coach Doug Pederson and helped develop game plans. Calling plays or not, Sirianni will have a big role in the Colts offense.