It's official, the Indianapolis Colts have a new head coach.
It's been a long time coming since Chuck Pagano was released at the conclusion of the 2017 season, and now the franchise can officially move on from the whole Josh McDaniels mess that came completely unexpected.
Perhaps it's the best case scenario, as they are still getting a championship-caliber coach.
Frank Reich will be the Colts’ new coach. Five-year deal with the team has been agreed to and about to be finalized, source says. @espn reported earlier he was the fave.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) February 11, 2018
Now, former Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich gets the call, returning to the organization for the first time since 2011. He spent four years with the Colts as an offensive assistant, quarterbacks and wide receivers coach.
Reich and the Eagles had a phenomenal 2017. The OC assisted head coach Doug Pederson to the seventh-best total offense in the league while coaching an MVP-caliber quarterback in Carson Wentz, and, of course, he helped Nick Foles reach unexpected glory as Super Bowl LII's MVP.
Don’t know how Frank Reich will do as a head coach, but if the Colts are trying to follow #Eagles’ blueprint for emotional intelligence, I don’t know a more genuine person working in the NFL. https://t.co/YizwwLoore— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) February 11, 2018
With Indy hoping to get Andrew Luck back healthy at the start of next season, the Colts hope to get back to the days when they dominated the AFC South.
This is a great first step to reach that goal.