As expected, the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles coaching staff is getting heavily poached.
Former quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo is now the new offensive coordinator of the Minnesota Vikings
Plenty of pieces
OC Frank Reich has been rumored to be the favorite right after the McDaniels debacle, and now it looks like the Colts are going in to lock it it.
From @AdamSchefter and me: Eagles OC Frank Reich has emerged as the favorite to become the next head coach of the @Colts but a contract understandably has to be fully executed after the Josh McDaniels experience, per league sources.— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) February 11, 2018
Reich has been with Philly since 2016 and has been coaching in the NFL since 2008 when he, coincidentally, was an Indianapolis offensive assistant. He worked with the franchise until 2011 before moving on to the Arizona Cardinals.
The fit would make plenty of sense, and we'd call it a lock but that would be foolish given the previous unfortunate events.
Expect GM Chris Ballard to do away with verbal contracts or pen to paper. He'll be breaking out the marble and chisel to make sure this deal is done and official if it gets to that point.
Whatever it takes to lock it in.