The Indianapolis Colts Appear Ready To Make A Shocking Head Coach Hire

The Indianapolis Colts Appear Ready To Make A Shocking Head Coach Hire

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The Indianapolis Colts have had one wild coaching search. Since firing Frank Reich midseason, it has been quite the whirlwind.

Jim Irsay hired Colts legendary center Jeff Saturday to be the interim coach. That was met with much criticism.

And, the criticism was likely founded. Saturday inherited a team many thought was underachieving at 3-5-1, but they were very much in the thick of things in the putrid AFC South. That didn’t last long, though, and they stumbled home with a 1-7 finish under Saturday.

But, it was rumored for a while that Irsay was set on bringing Saturday back. The internet found that idea funny.

But, it appears they are about to hire someone else.

Wow. That’s an absolutely shocking hire, even if it may be a good one. The 37-year old was the offensive coordinator for the Los Angeles Chargers before coming to Philadelphia to work for Nick Sirianni. There, he’s assisted with making the Eagles offense one of the league’s best and making Jalen Hurts a bona-fide star.

It will be his first head-coaching job at any level, but that’s something that NFL teams seem to value less nowawadays. The Colts certainly did not value it in this situation.

He will come into a franchise that has some great pieces like Quentin Nelson, Jonathan Taylor, Michael Pittman, and Shaq Leonard. But, they desperately need a franchise quarterback.

Garrett Carr
Garrett Carr is a recent graduate of Penn State University. He lives and dies Penn State football, wrestling, and the New York Mets.