Just Joshing? This time, Indianapolis Colts have a coach in Frank Reich

Just Joshing? This time, Indianapolis Colts have a coach in Frank Reich

Just Joshing? This time, Indianapolis Colts have a coach in Frank Reich

But after the Patriots offensive coordinator decided not to become the Colts' new coach, there's no reason for Indianapolis to sweat or fret. First as an offensive coaching staff assistant and then as the quarterbacks coach way back in 2008.

The Eagles already lost quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo on Saturday when DeFilippo was named Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator.

The Colts were spurned by Josh McDaniels, which sent them to the market again but it seems they have an agreement as the final touches of the contract are being finished on a reported five-year deal.

Reich, 56, spent the past two seasons in Philadelphia helping the Eagles' offense, led by quarterbacks Carson Wentz and (after Week 14) Nick Foles, improve from 22nd to seventh in the National Football League this season. The key for the Colts, though, will be the health of quarterback Andrew Luck.

Reich worked with the Colts as their QB coach when Peyton Manning was there. Frazier is a defensive-minded coach that could help to transform a the Colts' defensive unit that has failed to meet expectations for the past three years.

Although Reich did not call the plays with the Eagles, he did have a big hand in putting together the game plan, with head coach Doug Pederson putting plenty of trust into Reich's ideas. The Colts' brain trust will be leaning hard on Reich to ensure the former No. 1 overall draft pick will rediscover his form in 2018.

"He has not picked up a football, but he is throwing balls, working on arm speed", Ballard said on February 7. I don't know if you know Andrew, but Andrew is not going to skip a step.

"We'll move forward. and we will get the right leader for the Indianapolis Colts, one that believes what we believe and wants to go where we want to go, " Ballard said earlier this week.

NFL Network insider Mike Garafalo first reported that the hire was official.

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