Former Colts head coach Frank Reich would love to lead another team next season. If he is not hired as head coach this offseason, he may have to settle as the team’s offensive play-caller.
According to ESPN’s Jeremy FowlerThe Jets may have talked to Reich about their opening at offensive coordinator.
Reich is currently a candidate for the head-coaching vacancies of the Cardinals and Panthers. If he doesn’t find a job, he could potentially move to the top of the Jets’ wish list.
For now, Marcus Brady, Nick Kelly, Nathaniel Hackett, Brian Johnson, Chad O’Shea and Kevin Patullo are considered candidates for the Jets’ job.
Even though Reich’s tenure with the Colts ended on such a bad note, he has made it abundantly clear that he still wants to coach.
“I really want to continue,” Reich said. “I love the game, I love being around it, I love being around the players. I’m not speculating anything at this point. I’m optimistic. I know this: I love the game, I Looks like I’m ready to keep giving to the game, and to keep giving to the players and coaches, and we’ll see how it looks.”
Reich’s record as head coach of the Colts was 40–33–1. He had an 11-5 record in 2020.