The Colts wasted no time making Frank Reich’s move official.
The team on Sunday announced they have hired the Eagles offensive coordinator as Indianapolis’ new head coach.
It's official Colts fans!
— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) February 11, 2018
“Frank has all the ingredients of a successful head coach: intelligence, innovation, character, organizational and leadership skills, and a commanding presence,” Colts owner Jim Irsay said in a statement. “He also has a stellar reputation, and his myriad of life experiences and the people he has worked with make him the perfect fit for us and our fans. I feel extremely fortunate and could not be more excited for Colts Nation and the future of our franchise.”
An ESPN report earlier Sunday noted the team was zeroing in on Reich and looking to have a “signed, sealed and delivered contract” in the near future.
Reich, 56, began his coaching career in Indianapolis when he served as an offensive coaching staff assistant for the Colts in 2008 before moving up to the quarterbacks coach in 2009. He also has a relationship with Irsay and is already familiar with the facilities at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Reich has spent the past two seasons as the Eagles offensive coordinator and helped lead them to their first Super Bowl title last Sunday.
The Colts initially hired Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, only to have him back out hours later.