Reich began his coaching career in Indianapolis, where he spent six seasons, some of which closely working with QB Peyton Manning. Understandably, the team is expected to remain mum until the contract is signed, sealed and delivered.
Ballard, in light of McDaniels' reversal, said "just because you're the first choice doesn't make you the right choice".
The Colts renewed their search for a head coach after New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels' stunning decision to back out of an agreement in principle after the team announced last Tuesday that he would be introduced at a news conference Wednesday.
Nonetheless, the Colts are acting quickly to attempt their comeback after McDaniels left them high and dry, and in Reich, they found not only the guy who beat him in the Super Bowl, but the former Bills backup quarterback who authored the greatest comeback ever. He also has a stellar reputation, and his myriad of life experiences and the people he has worked with make him the flawless fit for us and our fans.
Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich is also a top candidate and seems to be the most likely to be hired.
Reich got his start in coaching with the Colts, serving as an offensive assistant in 2008.
Reich has the challenge of coaching quarterback Andrew Luck, who missed the entire 2017 season due to a nagging shoulder injury, back to his form before the injury. He joined the Arizona Cardinals as wide receivers coach in 2012, then moved to the same position with the San Diego Chargers in 2013. The Colts wentz 4-12 last season and haven't reached the playoffs the last three years. The Colts' brain trust will be leaning hard on Reich to ensure the former No. 1 overall draft pick will rediscover his form in 2018.