Philadelphia Eagles: McDaniels controversy results in Colts interviewing Reich


Thanks to Josh McDaniels turning down the job, it looks like the Indianapolis Colts will now interview Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich for their opening at head coach.

After defeating the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII, the Philadelphia Eagles seemed to be safe for the most part when it came to the possibility of Doug Pederson losing some of his assistants since most of the openings across the NFL had already been filled. Turns out, the Super Bowl champions could be looking for a replacement for offensive coordinator Frank Reich, depending on how Friday goes.

Thanks to Josh McDaniels pulling off the shock of the week by turning down the Indianapolis Colts to be their next head coach, despite previously agreeing on terms, it looks like Reich will be one of the lucky candidates to interview for the unexpected opening. When looking at the role Reich played this season in helping the Eagles earn the No. 1 seed in the NFC before eventually going on to win their first Super Bowl title in franchise history, nobody should be surprised to see Reich’s name thrown into the discussion, especially since most of the previous candidates have already committed to work for the 2018 season.

Even though Reich wasn’t responsible for calling Philadelphia’s plays last season, the offensive coordinator has received heavy praise for the work he accomplished in helping Carson Wentz elevate his game to a whole new level during his sophomore campaign. Not to mention, watching Reich help Nick Foles come through in the postseason when needed the most before going on to win Super Bowl MVP is just another of many examples of why he had been drawing so much consideration over the last month or so from teams looking to fill openings at head coach.

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Obviously, just the thought of losing Reich to Indianapolis would be a tough pill to swallow since Philadelphia would love to see him continue working with Pederson heading into 2018, but also the organization and the fan base could clearly be happy for the promotion. When considering how long this city has been waiting for a Super Bowl title, Eagles fans will always have a special place in their hearts for Reich and the rest of Pederson’s staff, even if some of them end up elsewhere in the future.