Frank Reich has agreed to become the Colts' next head coach


The Colts don't plan to make an announcement until after a contract is fully executed with a new coach, according to ESPN.

With the Colts in Atlanta on Monday for Edwin Jackson's funeral, the next step with Reich (a signed contract/press conference) might not come for a couple of days.

"He said he had bad news for me". He was offensive coordinator of the San Diego Chargers before joining the Eagles in 2016.

What they're certainly considering doing first is promoting running backs coach Duce Staley to offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach Mike Groh to quarterbacks coach.

Although Reich did not call plays for the Eagles, he had a big role in the offense.

After the fiasco of dealing with Josh McDaniels suddenly pulling out of an agreement to become their new head coach, the Indianapolis Colts brass has been scrambling to pick up the pieces to find Chuck Pagano's successor.

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. He seems like the type of person who would be willing to work with those Colts assistant coaches who were recently hired under the expectations McDaniels would be the coach.

While the numbers are impressive, the fact he helped the team win a Super Bowl after Carson Wentz tore his ACL in December is what stands out. It's easy to see why the Colts quickly identified Reich as a top candidate.

Reich has the challenge of coaching quarterback Andrew Luck, who missed the entire 2017 season due to a nagging shoulder injury, back to his form before the injury. Implementing Reich's offensive system would likely eliminate many of these unnecessary hits and help to keep the Colts' best player on the field. He has been able to observe two of the greatest in National Football League history, backing up Kelly and coaching Manning.