This offseason there has been some major turnover amongst the Jaguars' AFC South rivals. The Titans fired Mike Mularkey after making it all the way to the divisional round of the playoffs and nabbed Mike Vrabel to take his place as the head coach in Nashville.
The Colts parted ways with Chuck Pagano, who led the team to three playoffs wins in his three years, but struggled to find success in recent years thanks to a lack of talent on the defensive side of the ball and an injured Andrew Luck.
After botching the hire of Patriots OC Josh McDaniels the Colts set their eyes on a new candidate to become their next head coach. Enter Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich.
It'll be a five year deal for Reich, per Mike Garofolo of NFL Network.
Reich brings with him to Indianapolis a feeling of hope. After just guiding the Eagles, specifically their offense, to the first Super Bowl win in franchise history, Reich didn't have to wait long to get his first head coaching opportunity in the NFL. He served under Doug Pederson for the last two years in Philly, helping mold Carson Wentz into a MVP caliber QB and transforming Nick Foles into a Super Bowl QB.
Prior to joining the Eagles in 2016 Reich served as the Chargers offensive coordinator in 2014 and 2015. He's well versed as an NFL offensive coach and has actively been coaching since 2008 when he was hired by the Colts to be an offensive assistant. It's full circle for Frank Reich in his coaching career.
Reich played QB at Maryland before becoming a third round pick of the Buffalo Bills in the 1985 NFL Draft. He played in the NFL for 13 seasons as a member of the Bills, Panthers, Jets, and Lions.
Having an on offensive guru on your side is never a bad thing for an NFL team. But Reich and GM Chris Ballard will need to know the importance of building a sound defense, and work in tandem to put together a stronger defense. Both with have to be diligent in order to turn around the Colts, who won just four games in 2017.
Stay tuned for more!
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