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Indianapolis Colts Hire Eagles Offensive Coordinator Shane Steichen as Head Coach

Fresh off his appearance in Super Bowl LVII, former Eagles offensive coordinator Shane Steichen has accepted the head coaching position with the Indianapolis Colts.

Announced Tuesday morning (Feb. 14), Steichen brings with him a 12-year coaching resume that saw him work alongside Philip Rivers, Justin Herbert, and most recently Jalen Hurts.

In his lone year with Steichen, Herbert became the first rookie quarterback in NFL history to throw for at least 30 touchdowns while also racking up 4,336 yards. Hurts, on the other hand, made it to the Super Bowl and finished second in the MVP voting with his 4,461 total yards.

Under Steichen, the Eagles had the third-ranked offense in the league, averaging almost 400 yards and over 28 points a game this past season. They also led the league in rushing touchdowns, something that the Colts are looking forward to replicating with their All-Pro running back, Jonathan Taylor. Last season, Indianapolis was 30th in points per game.

Steichen was the second coordinator the Eagles lost on Tuesday, as the Arizona Cardinals hired defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon as their head coach after firing Kliff Kingsbury on Jan. 9. The Colts fired former head coach Frank Reich on Nov. 7, who also happened to be the Eagles offensive coordinator before taking the job in Indy.

The Colts have the fourth pick in this year’s NFL draft, and many suspect they will take a quarterback. While that remains to be seen, Colts owner Jim Irsay has shown a liking to a projected-No. 1 overall pick: Alabama quarterback Bryce Young.

“The Alabama guy doesn’t look bad, I’ll tell ya,” Irsay said during Steichen’s introductory press conference.

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  • Mason Klemm

    Mason Klemm is a sports news and culture writer. He is a junior at Bradley University studying sports communication, so he obviously loves all things sports. When his eyes aren't glued to ESPN or Twitter, he enjoys watching TV and movies. Originally from Minneapolis, he is a self-proclaimed geography nerd and loves the Eagles and Twins.

Mason Klemm is a sports news and culture writer. He is a junior at Bradley University studying sports communication, so he obviously loves all things sports. When his eyes aren't glued to ESPN or Twitter, he enjoys watching TV and movies. Originally…

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