Colts Hire Frank Reich

Dean Simpson
February 12, 2018

After being left at the altar by Josh McDaniels, the Indianapolis Colts have their new head coach. It's easy to see why the Colts quickly identified Reich as a top candidate.

According to the NFL Network, Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich agreed to terms on a five-year contract to the Indianapolis Colts' new head coach.

It was reported earlier that Reich was the favorite and the Colts were hoping to hire him as the new head coach pending a deal.

Like a lot of professional coaches, Reich started on the other side of the field, on the field. "Frank has all the ingredients of a successful head coach: intelligence, innovation, character, organizational and leadership skills, and a commanding presence".

Reich's Eagles of course won the Super Bowl LII over McDaniels' Patriots.

As a player, Reich appeared in 118 games, 20 as a starter. Despite only taking part in 18 games over the course of three seasons, Reich managed to get drafted in the third round of the 1985 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills, and play a whopping 13 years in the league. On Nov. 10, 1984, he came off the bench to rally Maryland from a 31-0 deficit against Miami to a 42-40 victory in what was then the biggest comeback in NCAA history.

Reich, with his experience at the quarterback position, should help realign the Colts and ignite them back into the AFC playoff picture. This will be the first former quarterback that will be Andrew Luck's head coach in Indianapolis.

Reich is best known as the Bills' longtime backup quarterback behind Jim Kelly, but has climbed the ladder in the coaching world since his first job with the Colts in 2006. "I feel extremely fortunate and could not be more excited for Colts Nation and the future of our franchise".

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