Report: Eagles OC Frank Reich “the Favorite” for Colts Job Opening
Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich might be the next Eagles coach to fly the coup. According to ESPN's Chris Mortensen, Reich "has emerged as the favorite" for the Indianapolis Colts' opening.
Indianapolis fired its head coach, Chuck Pagano, following the conclusion of the regular season and hired Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels to be their head coach, but McDaniels backed out at the last minute.
Reich has been the Eagles’ offensive coordinator since 2016 after Chip Kelly was fired, he joined Doug Pederson's staff after spending two seasons with the same title in San Diego. He has some ties to the Colts, spending time on their coaching staff from 2008-2011 as a quarterbacks coach and wide receivers coach.
While he does not call plays with the Eagles, he is said to have a lot of input on the game plan and with play design. The Eagles could promote Duce Staley if Reich leaves, after losing John DeFillpo to the Vikings earlier this week.