It seems the Indianapolis Colts have zeroed in on their next head coach and this time they’re being thorough.
According to both Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen of ESPN, Indianapolis and general manager Chris Ballard have chosen Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich. The team plans to keep things in-house this time around until a contract has been signed and the ink is dry.
Reich has ties to Indianapolis where he began his coaching career in 2006 as an intern with the Colts and eventually was promoted to coach the quarterbacks and wide receivers until 2012, when he left to become the wide receivers coach for the Arizona Cardinals for one year. In 2013 he was hired by the San Diego Chargers as their quarterbacks coach and became the team’s offensive coordinator the following year, before joining the Eagles in 2016.
The move seems like a smart one for the Colts as they will still get the Super Bowl caliber OC they seemed to be seeking.
Expect for the move to become official early this week with the next move being to find an offensive coordinator.
UPDATE: Reports have surfaced that Reich and the Colts are finalizing a five-year deal.
We will continue to provide updates as they become available.